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Man charged with committing sex crimes

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By Calen McKinney

 

A Campbellsville man has been charged with committing sex crimes for the second time this year.

Christopher Agee, 24, of 200 Pitman Ave., was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

Agee was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

According to the indictment, Agee allegedly committed the crimes last November. Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield is investigating.

According to the indictment, Agee allegedly forced someone to have sex with him and gave alcohol to two minors.

Bond was set at $30,000 cash and Agee was ordered to not have contact with his alleged victims or their family members. He was also ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs.

If convicted, Agee could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison. His case is set for review on July 8.

These aren't the only sex crimes Agee has been accused of committing.

In February, Agee was charged with three counts of third-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to that indictment, Agee allegedly raped someone younger than 16 on three occasions between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4. The alleged sexual contact was between Agee and someone younger than 16 on two occasions between Dec. 22 and Jan. 11.

If convicted in that case, Agee could also be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison. He is expected to appear in court on July 22 in the case for a pretrial hearing.

Benningfield said the new charges Agee faces aren't related to the ones he was charged with in February. Because the case involves juveniles, Benningfield declined to comment further.

Also Indicted:

• Jeffery T. Hourigan, 24, of 4710 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville, and Jimmie Tungate, 27, of 2631 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville, were each charged with third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

Bond for each defendant was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, they could each be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

• David Samuel Cox, 42, of 112 McClellan Court in Campbellsville, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, attempted third-degree burglary and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash and Cox was ordered to not have contact with his alleged victim or where the alleged crime took place. If convicted, he 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.

• Brittany N. Williams, 24, of 251 Old Dragstrip Road in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug supplies, DUI, driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license and having obstructed vision or windshield.

Bond was set at $2,500 unsecured. Williams was ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs. If convicted, she could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

• Stephanie E. McCarty, 26, of 239 Warren Place in Campbellsville, and James R. Cowherd, 32, of 1521 Columbia Ave. in Greensburg, were charged with more than $500 but less than $10,000 in fraudulent use of a credit card. McCarty was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond for McCarty was set at $15,000 cash and at $10,000 cash for Cowherd. They were ordered to not have contact with their alleged victims. If convicted, McCarty and Cowherd could each be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence Cowherd might receive.

• Christina Ann Marples aka Christina Bagby, 31, of 600 Underwood St., Apt. 1, in Campbellsville, was charged with more than $500 but less than $10,000 in fraudulent use of a credit card.

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

• Laura Beth Judd, 28, of 345 Pikeview Road in Greensburg, was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500.

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

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