LOUISA – A man accused of sexually
abusing a 10-year-old girl says he is innocent.
Joe Leake has pleaded not guilty
to the charges against him.
During his arraignment Wednesday morning,
a judge set a November trial date.
Investigators said Leake was a
family acquaintance of the child. Sheriff's
deputies say Leake told the child's mother last March he was taking her
shopping, but that instead he took the child home and molested her.
Leake is charged with abduction,
object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, indecent liberties by
custodian and forcible sodomy.
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