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Liberty man indicted on sex abuse charge

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By Calen McKinney

A Liberty man has been indicted on a charge alleging he sexually abused another person.

Joshua Edward Lee, 24, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

Lee was charged with first-degree sex abuse.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Lee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

Lee was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and stay out of Taylor County except to appear at court proceedings.

Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

Also indicted Tuesday:

- Travis Sartain, 24, of 77 Woodline Hill in Monticello and Samuel S. Jenkins, 20, of 1142 Jenkins St. in Monticello were indicted on a charge of second-degree burglary. Sartain was also charged with driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, having no or an expired registration plate, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond for Sartain was set at 10 percent of $30,000. Bond for Jenkins was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Sartain could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive. If convicted, Jenkins could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

The defendants were ordered to stay away from with the Meadowcreek Road area, consume no drugs or alcohol, submit to random drug testing, report to the probation and parole office and abide by a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

- Brandon Edelen, 20, of Campbellsville, Lauren Edwards, 28, of 510 N. Jackson St. in Campbellsville, Joyce Ann Bagby, 36, of 420 S. Central Ave. in Campbellsville and Tiffany Bowen, 26, of 89 Christian Church Road in Mannsville were indicted on charges of possession of forged checks.

Edelen and Edwards were each charged with 17 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. Bagby and Bowen were charged with one count each.

Bond for Edelen was set at $15,000 cash. Bond for Edwards was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, they could each be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison. Bond for Bagby and Bowen was set at $15,000 unsecured. If convicted, they could each be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

In a separate indictment, Edelen was also indicted along with Jimmy D. Tungate, 22, of 1629 E. Broadway, Apt. 2, in Campbellsville.

Edelen was charged with five additional counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. Tungate was charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

In that case, bond for Edelen was set at $10,000 cash. If convicted of those charges, he could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison. Bond for Tungate was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Tungate could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

In another separate indictment, Edelen was charged with six additional counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks.

Bond in that case was set at $5,000 cash. If convicted of those charges, Edelen could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

- Mary H. Santiago, 45, of 117 1/2 S. Central Ave. in Campbellsville was charged in two separate indictments with first-degree criminal possession of a forged U.S. treasury check and second-degree criminal possession of a forged money order.

Bond in both cases was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted in both cases, Santiago could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison.

- Roy H. Wooley Jr., 38, of 336 Spears Road in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of criminal possession of a forged prescription.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Wooley could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Brittany Cox, 19, of 710 High Pine in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of first-degree criminal possession of forged money, stamps, stock, bond or other government-issued instrument.

Bond was set at $1,000 cash. If convicted, Cox could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

- Marion Dale Fisher, 27, of 647 Carter Brothers Road in Hodgenville was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Fisher could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

- Terry Ratcliff, 18, of 184 W. Martin Road in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Ratcliff could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

According to the indictment, Ratcliff is accused of taking property belonging to the Taylor County Fire Department.

- An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

- Staff Writer Calen McKinney can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 235 or by e-mail at reporter@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.