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Sex offender indicted again

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By Calen McKinney

 

A Campbellsville man, who is a lifetime registered sex offender, has again been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

Ronald Eugene Osinger Jr., 34, of 211 E. Hord St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

Osinger, who in 2004 was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and intimidating a witness, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

Osinger has been incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center since June 26. Detention center records state he was booked for a parole violation.

If convicted of the new charges, Osinger could be sentenced to serve as much as 10 years in prison. The charge of being a convicted felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

If he is released, Osinger has been ordered to not have contact with his alleged victim or her family members.

According to Osinger's most recent indictment, he allegedly forced a young girl, who was younger than 12 at the time, to have sexual contact with him. The crime allegedly took place between Jan. 9, 2013, and July 17, 2013.

Osinger began serving his 10-year prison sentence in August 2004. Kentucky online offender records state that he was eligible for parole in August 2012. According to the Department of Corrections, he was released from prison on Sept. 14, 2012, after completing his sentence.

Upon his release, Osinger was ordered to register as a sex offender, attend therapy, not have contact with his victims and their families and abide by all probation and parole conditions.

In August 2004, Osinger was sentenced after pleading guilty two months earlier to four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. Osinger appealed his sentence, but was denied another hearing.

However, two years later, Osinger's victims, three young girls, recanted their testimony and said Osinger never touched them inappropriately.

In May 2007, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram denied a request to release Osinger based on the victims' new statements. Another appeal was filed and Court of Appeals judges ruled in August 2009 that they agreed with Bertram.

Osinger and each of his alleged victims testified before Bertram in September 2006 at a hearing called to discuss a motion to vacate Osinger's sentence.

The alleged victims all testified that they lied to investigators about the allegations against Osinger and said they were told what to tell investigators by a family member on the promise of a better life and a new home.

According to the girls' original statements, Osinger made them perform sexual acts in fall 2001 and winter 2003. One of the girls told investigators that Osinger cut her with a knife and threatened to beat her if she told anyone.

The girls also told investigators that Osinger attempted to put them in a clothes dryer as a form of punishment and threatened to do so again if they told anyone about the sexual contact.

However, the girls later testified that Osinger never touched them in a sexual manner or put them in a dryer.

Osinger testified during the September 2006 hearing that he has never touched the girls in a sexual way and only pleaded guilty to the charges against him because he was coerced.

At press time, Osinger was scheduled to appear in Taylor Circuit Court on Sept. 12 for a hearing in his new case.

These charges aren't the only ones Osinger has been charged with committing since his release from prison.

Osinger was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 last year, after he and two other people allegedly broke into a Frito Lay distribution warehouse and stole potato chips, snacks and other Frito Lay products. In that case, Osinger is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Osinger is currently listed as compliant with the terms of his sex offender registration.

Also Indicted:

• Michael Bright, 33, of 205 Smith St., Apt. D., in Campbellsville, was charged with three counts of the first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12, first-degree indecent exposure and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, Bright allegedly forced the child to have sexual contact with him on three occasions between 2009 and 2010. He also allegedly exposed himself to the girl.

Bond was set at $50,000 cash and Bright was ordered to not have contact with the alleged victim. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

• Jesse A. Martin, 29, of 2810 Rio Rita Ave. in Louisville, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree escape, resisting arrest, possession of drug supplies and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $6,000, unsecured. If convicted, Martin 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.

• Christopher D. Sallee, 38, of 401 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, DUI, second offense, with aggravator, driving on a license suspended for DUI, his second offense, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000 and he was ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs. If convicted, Sallee 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.

• Dalton E. Baker, 20, of 5950 New Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, was charged with third-degree assault, DUI, with aggravator, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 and he was ordered to be monitored by pretrial services staff members. If convicted, Baker could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

• Matthew C. Lumpkin, 30, of 70 Montgomery Ave. in Campbellsville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500, second-degree wanton endangerment, having a prescription controlled substance not in its original container and driving a suspended or revoked operator's license.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 and he was ordered to not have contact with his alleged victim or the property involved. If convicted, Lumpkin could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

• Thomas Nelson McVay II, 31, of 1321 Red Fern Road in Campbellsville, was charged with third-degree burglary.

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

• Cody L. Mann, 24, of 1881 Sportsman Lake Road in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree possession of heroin and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Mann 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.

• Chico L. Ing, 42, of 138 Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia, was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Ing 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.

• Michael Paul Rison, 34, of Terrance View Drive in Lexington, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged check and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $30,000 and he was ordered to not have contact with his alleged victim. If convicted, Rison 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.

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