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Man Arrested, Accused of Molesting 5-Year Old

A man is behind bars in Boone County accused of molesting a 5-year old child.

Walter Martinez, 19, was arrested on Saturday and charged with first degree sexual abuse after allegedly fondling a girl who then told her grandmother. The grandmother transported the girl to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Martinez, when questioned, admitted to the child's accusation.

A news release said that the alleged crime took place on Friday. Martinez is from Eubank, a city in south-central Kentucky. First degree sexual abuse is a class C felony and punishable by five to ten years in prison.

-Staff report

Photo: Walter Martinez (provided)