Indictments on multiple violent crimes were handed down by a Hardin County grand jury this week.
Terry Wayne Brake, 52, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse after police say he had sexual contact with a child younger than 12 between July 1 and Aug. 23.
Justin Ray Cothern, 27, was indicted on charges of first-degree arson and first-degree persistent felony offense. Cothern, of Shepherdsville, started a fire at 603 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown, according to police. No one was injured in the fire.