Woodford coroner indicted on child sex charges

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by AP

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Posted on February 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A county official in central Kentucky has been indicted on three counts of sodomy.

Kentucky State Police reported the arrest Wednesday of 54-year-old Steve Ward of Versailles. Ward is the coroner for Woodford County.

The charges stem from a child pornography investigation that began in October.

Trooper Ron Turley said a man came forward during that investigation and said Ward molested him when he was 14 years old.

Ward was released from the Woodford County Jail after someone posted bond on his behalf. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Arraignment for Ward on three counts of third-degree sodomy is scheduled for March 3 in Woodford Circuit Court.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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