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Hawesville Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

Date of News Release: 03/10/2016

(HENDERSON, KY) - On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Kentucky State Police Detective Matt Wise arrested and charged 74 year-old LeRoy J. Merkle of Hawesville, KY with five counts of Sex Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12 Years-Old.

The investigation was initiated by the Kentucky State Police on February 29, 2016. Merkle is accused of sexually abusing five juvenile victims between 2009 and 2015.

Merkle was arrested without incident and lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.