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Former officer accused in sex abuse scandal indicted

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Kentucky police officer at the center of a sex abuse scandal has been indicted.

News outlets report former Louisville Metro Police Officer Kenneth Betts was indicted Tuesday. Betts is charged with offenses, including possession and distribution of child pornography.

Between 2006 and 2014, he's accused of enticing or attempting to entice three males and one female, all under age 18. He's already charged in state court with felony first- and third-degree sodomy charges, accused of abusing two different people.

Betts and former officer Brandon Wood were advisers in a program for teens interested in a law enforcement career. Woods was charged in state court with seven counts of sexual abuse. The program is being investigated.

An attorney representing Betts declined to comment.

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