SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Lebanon Junction man is facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges after being accused of sexually abusing a five-year-old girl.
Michael Fievet, 21, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges related to a series of events that allegedly occurred in Lebanon Junction between the fall of 2011 and May of 2012.
The indictment alleges that Fievet, acting alone or with his sister-in-law Kimberly Fievet, 27, committed the offenses of endangering the welfare of a minor, and first-degree criminal abuse, a Class C felony.
The indictment further alleges that Fievet committed the offense of unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony, when he knowingly and unlawfully restrained the victim under circumstances which exposed her to serious physical injury.
Fievet is also charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony, sodomy in the first degree, a Class A felony, indecent exposure, and unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, a Class B felony, according to the indictment.
The grand jury handed up the indictment after hearing testimony from Lebanon Junction Police officer Mike Keffer, who was part of the investigation that led to the charges.
Lebanon Junction Police and local law enforcement in Tucson, Ariz. began their investigation over the summer when the victim’s father called LJPD from his home in Tucson claiming that his daughter had been sexually abused in Lebanon Junction.
LJPD then referred the victim’s father to Tucson police, who concluded that the girl had been molested based on evidence gathered during a forensic interview.
In August Kimberly Fievet, Michael Fievet and his mother Tracy Fievet were arrested in connection with the alleged abuse, which police believe occurred at Bryant Place Apartments in Lebanon Junction.
Editor's note: An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence, it simply means at least nine of the 12 jurors on the Bullitt County Grand Jury felt there was enough evidence to move forward with a criminal trial.