A Casey County jury recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually abusing a child.
36-year-old Andrew Kerekes of Casey County was found guilty of six counts of first degree sexual abuse late last week by a Casey County jury, and the jury recommended he serve the maximum sentence of five years for each count.
According to testimony at the trial, Kerekes sexually abused a 15-year-old girl multiple times between October 2019 and December 2019 at a residence in Casey County. During the trial, it was revealed that Kerekes met the girl when she traveled out of state for a summer youth trip through a local church.
Kerekes, who is from Hawaii, later came to Casey County and stayed with the child’s family to assist her with a musical project.
However, Kerekes began a relationship with the child and eventually began to sexually abuse her.
He is set to appear for final sentencing in January.