A Madisonville man was arraigned Thursday on child sex crime charges which could date from 2012.
Austin T. Sedgwick, 31, was arrested Wednesday after what a police statement called “an extensive investigation.” He’s accused of having sexual contact with a child younger than 12.
The exact date of the alleged crimes is unclear. The report says they occurred between the start of 2012 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Sedgwick is charged with incest with a victim younger than 12, first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse with a victim younger than 12 and unlawful transaction with a minor.
Sedgwick is held on $20,000 cash bond. His next court date is scheduled for next Friday, and coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Kentucky Court of Justice should not affect that.
“He’s entitled to a preliminary hearing in so many days,” Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Hannah Kington-Jarvis said. If Sedgwick was free on bond, the hearing could be delayed.