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.