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Teacher's aide charged with sex abuse

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Police have charged a teacher's aide
in central Kentucky with sex abuse and sodomy.

Police say 59-year-old Gary Lou Martin of Elizabethtown entered
a not guilty plea to the charges Thursday during a video
arraignment.

The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown reported that police
citations say the charges involved a 4-year-old girl.

A written statement from Hardin County Schools says Martin was
hired as an instructional aide at Parkway Elementary School in
Radcliff in August 2004. Police spokesman Virgil Willoughby says
Martin worked with kindergarten or preschool-aged children.

The school district statement says an internal investigation is
ongoing and that Martin remains employed, but will not be in
contact with students.

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