January 23, 2005
Man charged with sex abuse
January 23, 2005 [Central Kentucky News-Journal] By James Roberts
A Campbellsville man already serving 21 years for rape has been indicted on a charge of first-degree sex abuse.
Michael Earl Gaskins, 41, who is currently serving time at the Kentucky State Reformatory, was indicted in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday.
According to the indictment, Gaskins subjected a minor to sexual contact in the fall of 1999.
Campbellsville Police Department Detective Pat Skeens said the child, who was 8 years old at the time, was too afraid to come forward when the abuse occurred. As the child grew older, it was more difficult to keep the abuse a secret. The child reported the incident to a sibling, who told the children's mother.
Police arrested Gaskins in September 2001 when he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl at knife point and held her hostage at his home for more than eight hours while he raped and sodomized her.
In November 2002, Gaskins was sentenced to 21 years in prison for second-degree burglary, attempted kidnapping, five counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of intimidation of a witness.
No bond was set for the sex abuse charge. If convicted , Gaskins could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
Posted by Nancy at January 23, 2005 05:56 PM