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Two Hardin County men and a woman were indicted last month on charges relating to an alleged rape of a child younger than 12 years old.
Todd H. Livingston, 49, of Rineyville, was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. Dean M. Tinsley, 44, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.
Camilla D. Clark, 30, of Radcliff, faces a charge of second-degree criminal abuse. The alleged victim is a female child who was in Clark’s custody at the time of the alleged offense, according to the indictment.
Investigating Detective Rex Allaman of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said the child bounced around between living with Clark and Livingston. During the last five years, Livingston either had direct or indirect custody of the child, Allaman said.
Allaman said the child spent a week with Livingston in a recreation vehicle that was parked on Fentress Boulevard in Elizabethtown.
According to the indictments, the alleged offenses took place during a period of time between July 1 and July 23.
Tinsley was rooming with Livingston, according to an arrest warrant. Warrants also indicate the sexual acts were “forced through the threat of violence.”
The allegations were reported to police after the child made statements to a neighbor, Allaman said.
On July 23, sheriff’s officials served bench warrants on Tinsley and Livingston. Livingston also was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Allaman said.
Child Protective Services removed the alleged victim from the residence and a forensic interview was conducted, he said. According to the detective, the child’s interview is “the linchpin” in the case.
“It was just so compelling at that point,” Allaman said. “That’s what convinced me.”
After observing the child’s interview, Allaman obtained arrest warrants July 24 for Tinsley and Livingston, he said. Each man was charged with one count of first-degree rape, according to the warrants.
Both men denied the allegations during interviews, the detective said.
Allaman said Clark was difficult to track down as she was “out of play,” but law enforcement eventually found her at her mother’s home in Radcliff.
During his interview with Clark, the woman told Allaman the child mentioned sexual activity to her about a year and a half ago, but Clark did not report it, he said.
“She cautioned (the alleged victim) it would ruin Todd Livingston’s life, causing the child to recant her statements,” Allaman said.
Asked what the child’s relation to Livingston was, the detective said that relationship is one of the “confusing issues” of the case.
Allaman said a computer was recovered at Livingston’s residence, which has been sent to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Louisville to be examined for pornography. The defendant allegedly admitted to having pornography on the device.
Tinsley and Livingston are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 cash bonds.
The men each face multiple Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 to 50 years or life imprisonment if found guilty.
Clark, who was charged on a direct indictment, is wanted in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. She faces a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison if found guilty.
In March, Radcliff Police Department submitted Clark to The News-Enterprise for inclusion in that month’s installment of Hardin County’s Most Wanted. She was wanted for a warrant on indictment for first-degree possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Court records show that case still is pending in Hardin Circuit Court, and Clark is scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference Nov. 5.
Clark, Livingston and Tinsley are scheduled to appear for arraignments Oct. 23 in circuit court.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or email@example.com.