Campbellsville man charged with 274 counts of child sexual abuse

jwarren@herald-leader.comJune 10, 2014 

Willard Greer

A 64-year-old man faces almost 300 counts of sexual abuse and sodomy in Taylor County involving victims younger than 12.

Willard Greer of Campbellsville is named in two indictments listing sexual assaults that allegedly occurred between 1997 and 2002 and between January and March this year.

The indictments were handed down last week by a Taylor County grand jury.

Taylor County Commonwealth's Attorney Shelley Miller declined to comment on the case Tuesday.

Greer is being held in the Taylor County jail.

One indictment charges Greer with 260 counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving a child younger than 12, plus four counts of first-degree sodomy involving a victim younger than 12.

The abuse allegedly occurred between 1997 and 2002, according to the indictment.

According to the first indictment, Greer allegedly subjected a victim to "sexual contact by forcible compulsion" 260 times between 1997 and 2002. That indictment also lists four sodomy counts of "deviate sexual intercourse." All of the charges allegedly involved a victim or victims younger than 12 and therefore "incapable of consent."

The second indictment charges Greer with eight additional counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy involving alleged assaults between Jan. 1 and March 20 of this year. All 10 of those charges also involved a child younger than 12, according to the indictment.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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