Louisville police officer under investigation for sex abuse

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According to documents in U.S. District Court, Tiffany Louise Walsh of Hazard pleaded guilty last week and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A fourth Louisville Metro Police Department officer has been tied to a child sex abuse lawsuit against the department’s Youth Explorers program.

Police department spokesman Dwight Mitchell told news outlets Friday that the department is actively investigating 29-year-old Brad Schuhmann and had placed him on administrative reassignment the week before. Mitchell didn’t provide further details.

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Attorney David Yates says Schuhmann likely will be named in the lawsuits. Yates represents several alleged victims, including a man suing the city and ex-police officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood, who are accused of sexually abusing him. A third officer, Curtis Flaherty, is named for allegedly facilitating a cover-up.

Yates says he was approached by a woman who says Schuhmann sexually abused her as a teen participant.

Schuhmann hasn’t been charged with a crime.

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