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Eolia man, 34, pleads guilty to abusing girl




An Eolia man will be sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse.

James William Ferrell Smith Jr., 34, of 7889 Highway 119 South, Eolia, admitted to prosecutors and Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright on December 12 that he used his hands to subject a six-year-old female child to sexual contact on July 5.

Under a plea agreement reached by Smith and Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II, Smith will be sentenced to three years in prison plus payment of all court costs. Smith also must complete the sex offender treatment program and register with the sex offender registry.


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