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Police looking for sex abuse suspect

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 07:38:32-04

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities in Boyd County are on the hunt for a sex abuse suspect who they said fled from house arrest.

The Sheriff's Office said Josh Phillips, 40, removed a monitoring device and left his home.

Phillips is charged with two counts of sex abuse of a child under 12 and distribution of obscene material to a minor.

Phillips was being held under house arrest, with a $200,000 property bond.

Prosecutors have scheduled a hearing on August 8 to force him to forfeit the property.

If you have any information, please contact police at (606) 739-5135.