Former Franklin police captain indicted on child sexual abuse charge

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A former Franklin police captain has been indicted following a sexual abuse investigation involving a child under the age of 12.

According to Kentucky State Police, troopers served a criminal summons Monday afternoon on Larry Schultz Jr., 38, of Franklin, according to a release from Kentucky State Police.

A Simpson County grand jury indicted Schultz April 10 on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse on a victim under 12 years old, according to the release. He has not been arrested. He was served a summons to appear in court.

“He was suspended without pay on July 24, 2018, for and during the time the Kentucky State Police were investigating the allegations against Larry Schultz that presumably led to the indictment. Larry Schultz was originally suspended for failure to notify Chief Roger Solomon of the pending investigation by the Kentucky State Police,” Franklin Police Chief Roger Solomon read from a prepared city statement.

Schultz resigned from the Franklin Police Department on July 25, 2018.

Solomon referred all questions regarding the investigation to the state police.

Simpson Circuit Court records show Schultz is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. May 20.