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Ohio Co. man facing dozens of sex crime charges

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Ronnie Leach, 54. (Ohio County Detention Center.) Ronnie Leach, 54. (Ohio County Detention Center.)
Mugshots from the June arrest. Mugshots from the June arrest.
OHIO CO,. KY (WFIE) -

An Ohio County man, who was already facing 50 counts of sex crime charges, is now facing even more charges.

The Ohio County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Ronnie Leach, of Horse Branch, was arrested Thursday and charged with an additional 38 counts of sex crime charges.

The sheriff's office says Leach had been out of jail on bond from a previous 50 count indictment on sex crimes from an Ohio County Grand Jury back in June.

Leach and his wife, Melody, were both facing charges including 1st degree rape and illegal sex act with a minor.

Officials say Ronnie was arrested again on the latest charges after a new victim came forward.

Leach was charged with:

  • 13 counts of sex abuse 1st degree, victim under 12;
  • 12 counts sodomy 1st degree, victim under 12;
  • and 13 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, victim under 16.
He is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center.

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