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Shelbyville man charged with sodomy of child

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Police say more charges could follow

By Lisa King

A Shelbyville man arrested in connection with a sex crime against a child could have more charges to follow, police say.

Joshua S. Nation, 30, of 471 Midland Blvd. was arrested Monday at his residence and charged with first-degree sodomy of a child under 12 years old.

The police report states that the 11-year-old victim told police that she had been sodomized orally on at least three occasions since April 1. Consequently, Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said that more charges could follow pertaining to the same victim.

“This case is still under investigation, and we are looking into the possibility of bringing more charges against him,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin declined to elaborate on the relationship between the Nation and the child in order to protect the child’s identity.

First-degree sodomy is a Class B felony unless the victim is less than 12 years old, in which case it becomes a Class A felony, punishable by 20 years in prison.