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Man charged with rape of 8-year-old

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Kentucky State Police search cabin, arrest 29-year-old

By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man faces 10 counts of sodomy and rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

Steven Lewis Tucker, 29, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, is charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

Kentucky State Police executed arrest and search warrants at Tucker’s cabin April 12 after an 8-year-old girl, identified as a relative of Tucker’s, told an adult about events that allegedly occurred at the residence within the last two months.

According to court records, the child said Tucker showed her pornographic movies on television, images of nude children and adults on a computer and pornographic magazines. The child also alleges that Tucker touched her in a sexual manner.

Trooper Jonathan Vaughn said several items of evidence were obtained at the residence. Court records indicate a laptop computer was among those items.

Tucker was lodged in the LaRue County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bond. He is ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

He was arraigned in LaRue District Court.