Jessamine County

Wilmore man accused of raping, abusing child

WILMORE — A Wilmore man was charged Wednesday with rape and sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12, police said.

Tommy Dean Deering, 41, faces charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, said Jessamine County Deputy Sheriff Allen "Doodle" Peel.

The crimes allegedly occurred from August 2006 to October 2008, Peel said.

Deering was lodged in the Jessamine County jail.