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A LaRue County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of incest. Numerous other counts were dropped as part of a plea agreement made in Nelson Circuit Court earlier this month.
If the judge signs the plea deal, Charlie Monroe Warren, 55, will serve 7 1/2 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. He must also complete a sex offender treatment program. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation.
Accusations that Warren had sexual contact with two children began last year when a family member accused him of abuse. He was charged originally with two counts of first-degree sodomy; four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor; four counts of incest; one count of second-degree rape; and one count of third-degree rape.
The plea agreement states the remaining charges will be dropped. Final sentencing is Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.
At Warren’s preliminary hearing last summer, LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst testified the investigation began after Warren took out an emergency protective order against a family member. The same family member accused Warren of sexual abuse that occurred two decades ago.
Darst and a social worker began questioning other family members and discovered an open case for a medical card from 2006 claiming Warren was the father of three children.
The mother of the children, now 32, told Darst that she and Warren began having sexual relations when she was 13. Her first child was born in 1993.
Darst said during the hearing that it wasn’t clear why the allegation was not pursued by social services in 2006.
According to DNA tests found in court records, it is highly likely that Warren is the father of all three children.
Warren was charged also with first-degree rape and sexual abuse in Green County in 1985, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to amended charges.