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Man indicted for sex crimes dating to 1973

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following individuals were indicted recently by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony charges:

*Larry Watts — three counts of sodomy.

The indictment alleges that on three occasions between 1973-79, Watts allegedly had sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12.

The charges of Class A felonies punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

Det. Lynn Hunt of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s  Office investigated.

*Brittanie Vance — assault.

According to the indictment, Vance allegedly caused physical injury to a child by use of a dangerous instrument on April 19, 2013.

This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years.

She was also charged with a misdemeanor count of prostitution.

Hunt investigated.

*Chester L. Faith — sexual abuse.

The indictment alleges that between Feb. 15, 2013, and March 15, 2013, Faith had sexual contact with a girl less than 18 years of age.

Faith was an employee at Bullitt East High when he was caught in a vehicle with a student in which he had a position of authority.

He was immediately terminated by the school district.

Mount Washington officer Tim Morris investigated the Class D felony, which carries a penalty of 1-5 years in prison.

*Michael L. Dodson — assault.

The indictment alleges that on April 17, 2013, Dodson attempted to cause physical injury to another man while using a dangerous instrument.

This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

Shepherdsville officer Rocco Besednjak investigated.

*Allan Dodson — five counts of wanton endangerment.

According to the indictment, Dodson pointed a handgun on April 17, 2013, at four individuals with children in the area.

The Class D felony is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Besednjak investigated.

 *Christian Maguire — criminal mischief.

According to the indictment, Maguire allegedly caused more than $1,000 damage to the PBI Bank on Adam Shepherd Parkway on May 7, 2013.

He allegedly drove his truck through the drive-thru lane causing damage.

This is a Class D felony. Besednjak investigated.

*Joshua W. Hall - theft of motor vehicle registration plate.

Hall allegedly had a stolen renewal decal on his license on April 13, 2013.

The Class D felony was investigated by Besednjak.

*William Z. Young — criminal possession of a forged instrument.

On March 7, 2013, Young allegedly had a driver’s permit which had been altered.

Besednjak investigated the Class D felony.

*Allen D. Hodge — wanton endangerment.

According to the indictment, Hodge allegedly acted in a way that put another individual in danger on Jan. 20, 2013.

The Class D felony was investigated by Shepherdsville officer Jason Ellison.

*Christopher P. Newsome — criminal abuse.

The indictment alleges that on  May 4, 2013, Newsome abused someone under 12 years of age.

The Class D felony was investigated by Sheriff’s deputy Billy Allen.

*Christopher Snawder — receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender.

The indictment alleges that on May 10, 2013, he had property valued at under $10,000 that he should have known was stolen.

This is a Class D felony.

However, due to a 2008 conviction in Bullitt County, that sentence could be enhanced.

Shepherdsville police officer Tim Wade investigated.

*Donald J. Newton — theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500.

The indictment alleges that on April 3, 2013, he had property valued at over $500 that belonged to another individual.

The Class D felony carries a sentence of 1-5 years.

*Jason T. Belcher — tampering with physical evidence, wanton endangerment (three counts) and unlawful imprisonment (three counts).

The alleged incidents occurred on April 6, 2013.

Sheriff’s deputy Tony Morris investigated the Class D felonies.

*Timothy R. Richardson — wanton endangerment (two counts), criminal mischief, fleeing police and persistent felony offender.

The indictment alleges that on March 18, 2013, he put two law enforcement officials in danger when he fled from them.

He also caused more than $1,000 damage to an individual’s property.

Due to a 2012 conviction in Spencer County, his Class D felony could be enhanced.

Fowler investigated the case.

*Ryan L. Williams — tampering with physical evidence.

According to the indictment, Williams allegedly tried to destroy evidence on April 25, 2013.

The Class D felony was investigated by John Fowler of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

*Jerry D. Holland — failure to comply with  the sex offender registry.

Besednjak investigated this Class D felony.

*Ian T. Buky — wanton endangerment.

The indictment  allegeds that on Jan. 25, 2013, he caused serious injury to another individual with the operation of his vehicle.

The Class D felony was investigated by Shepherdsville officer Josh Bratcher.

*Michael R. Kautz — receiving stolen property.

The Class D felony allegation is that on May 5,2013, he allegedly had property under $10,000 that should have been known to be stolen.

An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence. Instead, it means that at leasst nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough evidence to take the case to a trial.