- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former Greenup, Kentucky police officer is in jail and facing multiple sex charges, including four counts of incest and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Media outlets report that Lowell Steven Waddell was arrested recently in Charleston, West Virginia on 11 charges.

Greenup Commonwealth Attorney Mel Leonhart says Waddell is accused of sexually abusing a relative who was younger than 16. The abuse allegedly happened between August 2012 and May 2013 after Waddell no longer served on the Greenup Police Department.

Greenup City Attorney Stephen McGinnis says Waddell was “let go” by the department more than 10 years ago, but says his departure had nothing to do with behavior related to the charges.

Waddell is due in court Wednesday in West Virginia.

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