Trial of KY man accused of sexual abuse postponed

Trial of KY man accused of sexual abuse postponed

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - The trial of a man accused of sexually abusing a child is postponed because of social media comments, according to our media partner, the "Madisonville Messenger".

Billy Stevens of Princeton, Kentucky was indicted in January for a crime that's said to have taken place in 1976 in Hopkins County.

According to court documents, comments made on County Attorney Todd P'Pool's personal Facebook page earlier this month made reference to the Madisonville Police Department catching another child predator, saying, "These sickos want to harm children, liberal judges give them signature bonds and 60 days in jail, I want to give them a bullet."

On Monday, Stevens' attorney made a motion to postpone the trial which was scheduled to start Wednesday.

He says further prejudice could result from P'Pool's posts although the two cases are unrelated.

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