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Teen pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charge

Posted at 4:45 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 05:45:39-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lincoln County High School student accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has entered a not guilty plea.

The incident happened on September 27.

According to a police report, Matthew Boswell, 18, inappropriately touched and grabbed the girl while riding home from Hustonville Elementary.

Bus video allegedly captured Boswell lifting up her shirt and grabbing her breasts and other private areas.

On Thursday in court, Boswell entered a not guilty plea to sexual abuse.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Monday.

Two weeks ago, Boswell was accused of bullying another teen on a different bus.

Boswell has entered a not guilty plea to charges of harassment and fourth degree assault.