Indiana man charged with raping 13-year-old


HILLVIEW, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky authorities said a 39-year-old Indiana man has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl after he met her online

Lemual Sikes, of New Albany, Indiana, was charged Tuesday with second-degree rape with intellectual disability, according to jail records. He also is charged with possession of materials portraying sexual performance by a minor.

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Hillview police in Kentucky said officers found Sikes and a female in the backseat of a car in a church parking lot.

Police recognized the female as a 13-year-old girl from the area but Sikes told officers he thought she was 18.

Hillview is in Bullitt County along Interstate 65 just south of Louisville.

An arrest citation said Sikes admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl after meeting her on a dating app.

It’s unclear whether Sikes had an attorney.