Ex-youth minister indicted on sex charges

jmadden@herald-leader.comDecember 4, 2013 

A former Cynthiana youth minister was indicted on sex-abuse charges in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.

Brent M. Smith, 25, was indicted on three counts of use of a minor younger than 16 in a sexual performance; two counts of use of a minor younger than 18 in a sexual performance; one count of third-degree rape; and one count of third-degree sodomy. Charges also included seven counts of third-degree sexual abuse, the release said.

State Trooper David P. Jones said the alleged rape victims are two girls who attended the church where Smith was a youth minister. The name of the church was not given. Police were trying to locate and arrest Smith, who no longer lives in Cynthiana, Jones said.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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