East Bernstadt man arrested in child sex abuse case

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An East Bernstadt man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually abusing a 12-year old child, according to London Police.

Investigators say the child told them in an interview that they had been subjected to sexual contact this summer by 73-year old Wilkie Smith.

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Police say Smith admitted to the crime during questioning.

Investigators say Smith was charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Sodomy, First Degree Sexual Abuse and other charges.

He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.