Harrodsburg man indicted for sexual exploitation

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HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Harrodsburg man has been indicted for sexually exploiting two minor children.

According to the Harrodsburg Herald, 44-year-old Carl Lawrence is charged with sexual abuse and wanton endangerment. According to the prosecution, Lawrence allowed two minor children, including one who was under 12 years of age, to be subjected to repeated sexual contact from Oct. 6, 2015, to June 22, 2016. Bail was set at $15,000 on the condition Lawrence has no further contact with the victims. Capt. Scott Elder (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.

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The newspaper says Elder served Lawrence with a warrant for wanton endangerment Monday and took him into custody. The chief deputy said they are working with another law enforcement organization to bring another suspect to justice, but could offer no further details except to say it was an ongoing investigation.