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Registered sex offender Kelly C. Ferguson of Elizabethtown waived his right Monday to a pre-trial hearing in Hardin District Court.
Ferguson, 35, is accused of forcibly raping a victim younger than 16 years of age.
He was convicted of a previous sex crime in 1998 when he pleaded guilty to sexual abuse, according to court records.
He is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and failure to comply with the sex offender registry. First-degree rape is a Class B felony.
He is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 bond. If convicted, he faces 10 to 20 years in prison.