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Police Charge Tenn. Man With Sex Crimes Involving Adair Co. Teenager

Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 07:10:41-05
Samuel Hicks

ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police have arrested a Tennessee man who they say admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Columbia.

Authorities say 39-year-old Samuel Hicks of Marysville, Tennessee, was arrested Dec. 8 near the girl’s home.

Police said they received a complaint Dec. 1 claiming Hicks had sex with the minor.

KSP says a trooper viewed messages on the social media platform SnapChat and determined that Hicks “knew he was meeting with a juvenile.”

Hicks was charged with third-degree sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor — illegal sex act under 16 years of age and prohibited use of electronic communications to procure a minor.

Hicks was being held in the Adair County Regional Jail.