Kentucky State Police indicted a Wendell resident on 14 charges of various sex crimes with a minor last week.
In September, Kentucky authorities charged Eugene Edward Hunt, 50, with two felony counts of second-degree rape, three felony counts of unlawful transaction with a minor younger than 16 and felony second-degree sodomy.
The state added another felony count of rape and unlawful transaction with a minor and six additional counts of possession or viewing of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor (child pornography).
Hunt is being held on $50,000 cash bond and will appear in Kentucky circuit court on Dec. 2. He has entered a not guilty plea for the charges.
The child pornography charges were noted to be of a separate matter than the other charges, but Kentucky State Police spokesperson Jeff Gregory said that it did not involve another victim.
The other charges involve a 13-year-old girl who is now almost five months pregnant with Hunt’s child. The Kentucky arrest warrant said “(Hunt) is in love with the victim and would marry her right now and take care of her and the unborn child.”
The relationship with the victim started when Hunt was living with her and her father, Gregory said. The arrest warrant says the 10 incidences of sexual intercourse began on Valentine’s Day last year.
Police aren’t sure yet how Hunt came to know the family, but he did move to the area about a year ago from Wendell.
The victim and her mother reported the relationship on Aug. 26. Hunt was arrested the same day.
Hunt moved to White Hills, Kent. from Wendell about a year ago. The area is about 45 miles south of Louisville.
Police said he was traveling between Kentucky and Wendell, although Kentucky police are not sure why. In the Kentucky arrest citation, Hunt is listed as a Kentucky resident, but his phone number and driver’s license are still from North Carolina.
Criminal records show Hunt has a handful of traffic violations, the most recent for speeding in 2005. At that time, his address was listed in Zebulon.
Before that, Hunt had addresses in Raleigh, Knightdale and Wendell.
Gregory said Kentucky State Police do not believe there is any reason to involve North Carolina law enforcement agencies in Hunt’s case.
Under Kentucky law, Hunt could serve a minimum prison sentence of 66 years or a maximum sentence of 150 years.