The trial in the case against a former West Point man accused of sending sexually themed electronic messages to two minor girls began Monday with juror selection.
One of the girls was a foster child who lived in Sturgill’s home.
Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg, faces 19 sex-related felony charges in Hardin County. However, the jury trial that began Monday concerns 16 of those charges.
According to police, Sturgill sent sexually charged messages via Facebook to two minor girls between September 2010 and May 2011.