Last updated: August 27. 2014 5:00PM - 2696 Views
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com



Curtis Hensley
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An indictment charging a man with sexually abusing a child under 12 was handed down by the Harlan County Grand Jury on Aug. 11.


Curtis Eugene Hensley, 59, of Baxter, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on an indictment warrant on Tuesday.


A press release from the sheriff’s office states Hensley was arrested by Sgt. Chris Brewer. Brewer was assisted by Capt. Miron Southerland.


According to the indictment, Hensley subjected a child under 12 to sexual contact between Nov. 1997 and Oct. 2003.


The indictment further states from Nov. 1, 2003 through Aug. 19, 2006 Hensley subjected a person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.


Hensley was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age.


Hensley was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.


• In other police activity, an Evarts woman is facing a burglary charge after allegedly breaking into a home and taking two television sets.


Ellevina Cottrell, 31, was arrested on Sunday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Joey Brigmon on two warrants obtained by Troopers Kenny Abner and Rodney Sturgill.


According to the warrant obtained by Sturgill, Cottrell broke a window at the home of Mariola Osborne on March 15, entering the residence through the broken window.


Cottrell allegedly took two television sets from the home and sold them.


An arrest warrant obtained by Abner states on April 12 Cottrell possessed stolen items that belonged to the Estate of Johnny Blaine. The items were recovered from Mine Road.


The warrant states two witnesses saw Cottrell with items belonging to the Estate of Johnny Blaine. The estimated value of the items is over $500.


Cottrell was charged with second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.


Cottrell was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two $5,000 full cash bonds.


Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161 or on Twitter #joe_hde


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