East Bernstadt Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child

LONDON, Ky (LEX 18) London Police say that a 73-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for sexually abusing a 12-year-old child.

Police say that the child told them in an interview that they had been sexually abused by Wilkie Smith, of East Bernstadt. They say that this occurred over the recent summer school break.

London Police said that while a detective interviewed Smith, Smith admitted to committing sexual acts.

Smith was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of incest.

He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.