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Man charged with rape of teen

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Four other charges related to contact with 13-year-old

By The Staff

A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.

Tarter is lodged in the LaRue County Jail under a $250,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned in LaRue District Court today.