March 25, 2014

Three indicted for sex offenses

London man faces 19 counts


Nineteen counts — 17 of which are sex-related — were filed against a London man who was once on the Laurel County Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” list.

A Laurel grand jury returned the indictment on Friday against 38-year-old Stacy O. Savage of 3160 Blackwater Road in London, charging him with rape, sexual abuse, sodomy, incest, and unlawful transaction with a minor against one victim and first-degree sexual abuse against a second victim. In addition, Savage is charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Savage was indicted for four counts of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and four counts of incest for incidents occurring in January 2010 when the child was only 11 years old. According to the indictment, the incidents continued through September 2013. All counts indicate the sexual contact was made “through the use of forcible compulsion.”

In addition, Savage allegedly “knowingly and unlawfully indicting, assisting or causing......a person less than 16 years of age, to engage in activity involving methamphetamines.”

The second victim listed in the indictment — who was 14 years old at the time — was also exposed to sexual contact “through the use of forcible compulsion” between Sept. and Oct. 2013 for the other first-degree sexual abuse charge.

A persistent felony offender charge was added to Savage’s indictment, as he has two prior felony convictions in Laurel County. In 2009, Savage received a four-year prison sentence for theft by unlawful taking. That sentence ran after Savage’s 10-year sentence for second-degree burglary in Nov. 2005.

Savage was named in the Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list in August 2013 at which time he was wanted for questioning concerning some sexual offenses. The Cumberland Valley Crime Stoppers offered a $500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Jail records show Savage was arrested one month later on Sept. 27 for probation violation and remained incarcerated at the Laurel County Detention Center until Jan. 31 of this year.

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