McCracken County Man Jailed for Sex Abuse

A man who plead guilty to multiple charges involving sexual abuse of a minor has been sentenced.The McCracken County Circuit Clerk’s office says 20-year-old Joseph Newcomb was sentenced to nine years in prison by Judge Tony Kitchen. Newcomb plead guilty May 14 to 2nd degree sexual abuse, promoting a minor in a sexual performance, use of electronics to procure a minor for sex, 2nd degree sodomy, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Charges were dismissed for unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from his arrest last September after police reportedly found him smoking marijuana in a car with a 12-year-old girl. Officers said Newcomb exchanged marijuana for sexual contact with the girl, whom he initially claimed was his cousin.

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