A Garrard County farm laborer was charged Thursday with the sexual abuse of four children, Kentucky State Police said.
Jose Luna, 47, of Lancaster was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse, said Trooper Paul Blanton, spokesman for the state police post in Richmond.
The children — ranging in age from 7 to 13 — were boys and girls, Blanton said.
Lunas is not related to the children but was staying in their home as a "friend of the family," Blanton said.
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Luna was being held in the Lincoln County jail in Stanford.
The case is being investigated by detective Rodney Wren.