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Louisville Woman Sentenced To 16 Years For Incest, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse Of Child

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – A 40-year-old Louisville woman was convicted Tuesday for incest, sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens sentenced Kelly Lynn South to a total of 16 years in prison in accordance with a plea agreement reached with prosecutors in Attorney General Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions.

The crimes occurred between September 2012 and September 2015. South was arrested in October 2015 after an investigation by the Crimes Against Children’s Unit of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

As part of her sentencing, South must register as a lifetime sex offender.

“I want to thank Metro Police and our Special Prosecutions Unit for handling this horrific case,” Beshear said. “It’s unimaginable the suffering this victim endured and will endure. This court action held accountable the victim’s abuser and brought some justice for the crimes against the victim.”

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