UPDATE: Child sex abuse suspect in custody

William Tyler Karr

UPDATE…As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators said Karr is in custody.


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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 25-year-old Lily, Ky., man is wanted by investigators in connection with a child sex abuse investigation.

According to Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators, William Tyler Karr, of Echo Valley Road in Lily, is wanted for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12.

Investigators say Karr is trying to evade arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Tips will remain anonymous.

Information also can be e-mailed to g.acciardo@laurelcountysheriff.com.

Det. Taylor McDaniel is the lead investigator with assistance from Lt. Chris Edwards, Maj. Chuck Johnson, and Det. Byron Lawon.