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Anderson Co., Ky. man accused of sexually abusing a child

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Gary Ritchie (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Gary Ritchie (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Lawrenceburg Police Department has arrested a man accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl.

According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Oct. 10, on Smith Court, near the corner of W. Broadway St. and S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Authorities say 53-year-old Gary Wayne Ritchie was on the front porch of a fourplex there, when a 7-year-old walked by and said hello.

The 7-year-old was there because her babysitter lived in the fourplex.

Police say Ritchie asked the 7-year-old to walk over and give him a hug, and asked her to sit down. When she did, Ritchie allegedly fondled her.

The child was interviewed on Nov. 18, and a warrant was issued for Ritchie's arrest on Nov. 19. 

He was taken into custody on Thursday, Nov. 19, and charged with first degree sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.

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