Elizabethtown man indicted for raping girl under age of 12

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury on child rape charges.

Justin A. Hartnett, 30, was indicted on first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, with the victim being under the age of 12. Hartnett allegedly committed the offenses at least twice between August 2013 and July 2017, according to a report in the News Enterprise.

He was arrested in late July after he and the young girl were found partially dressed. He reportedly admitted to the crimes. Hartnett faces a minimum 20 year prison sentence if convicted.

He is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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