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Man faces 244 counts of sexual abuse of a child

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Others also indicted

By Geoff Hamill

 

A New Haven man faces 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree..
Bobby L. Hudson, 66, of Fifty Street in New Haven, Ky., has been charged with 36 counts of sex abuse, first degree (Class C felony) for incidents that allegedly took place between 2002 and Feb. 23, 2005 in Washington County.
According to the indictment, Hudson is charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 years old.
In addition, he is charged with 208 counts of sex abuse, first degree (Class D felony) for allegedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 16. These acts allegedly took place between Feb. 24, 2005, and July 22, 2007, and in Washington County.
Bond for Hudson was set at $30,000 cash. He remained lodged in the Marion County Detention Center as of press time.
According to the MCDC website, Hudson is next scheduled to appear in court on June 22, 2011.

Other indictments:
• Alandre L. Murphy, 28, of Ashley Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on eight counts from an incident allegedly taking place on or about April 17, 2011 in Washington County.
According to the indictment, Murphy was charged with one count each of assault, second degree (Class C felony); possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (Class D felony); wanton endangerment first degree (Class D felony); driving DUI suspended license, second offense (Class D felony); DUI second offense - aggravator, transporting a passenger under 12 years of age (Class B misdemeanor); disregarding traffic controlled device - traffic light (violation);  no registration plates (violation); and being a persistent felony offender, first degree.
Murphy’s bond was set at $15,000 cash, and he is to have no contact with the victim.  
• Kyle Burkhead, 23, of Mackville Hill in Springfield, was charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking -firearm, a Class D felony.
The incident allegedly took place on or about April 9, 2011, in Washington County.
Bond for Burkhead was set at $15,000, payable at 10 percent of that amount.
An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.