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November 22, 2013

Charlestown man, 18, arrested for sexual assaults

Two preteens claim abuse

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CHARLESTOWN — SECOND VICTIM DISCOVERED

Police then asked the stepsister about an incident involving a 12-year-old girl who lives in the Spaulding family home.

She said she suspected Blakley may have abused the child because “the way they play together is not normal,” according to the affidavit. The stepsister told police when Blakley and the girl play wrestle “ ... he would just lay on top of her like they were having sex ... ”

 The stepsister told police the child denied Blakley had touched her.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the child was taken for a sexual assault examination at Kosair Children’s Hospital. While in route, the child made the first reference to authorities about Blakley sexually assaulting her by putting his hands in her pants.

INTERVIEW LEADS TO ARREST

Later Wednesday, about 10:30 p.m., Blakley was interviewed about his involvement with the two children by an investigator at the Charlestown Police Department.

Initially, he said he had kissed the first girl at her friend’s home, as the child had told police, but only because he didn’t want other kids were making fun of her for being single.

Blakley then said the child had taken his hands and placed them on her private areas.

He then told police he had not touched the second child with whom he shares a home.

The officer noted in the affidavit that he took a break from the interview, and when he returned to the room where the interview was taking place, he found Blakley with his head down.

The investigator then, again, asked him about the contact with the child with whom he lives, and he gave an account of abuse that took place in October.

“Blakley advised that while his parents were at the store, he and [the child] were wrestling and that he told [the child] to take her pants off and she did not, so he put his hand down her pants and started touching her.”

He told investigator the incident ended when the child told him to stop, began crying and went to her room.

Blakley told police he lied about the abuse because “he didn’t want anyone mad at him,” according to the affidavit.

He also admitted that he told the child not to tell the investigator about the incident, or he would get in trouble.

On Thursday, the first child was interviewed and said that Blakley had touched her private areas, even though she had told him to stop.

Blakley was booked into the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex about 3:45 a.m. Thursday. He appeared in Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 Friday and was released on his own recognizance.

It is unclear at this time why he was released without bond.

The mother of the first child was reached by phone Friday and said she was livid to learn Blakley had been released from jail after less than a day.

“What if he does it to someone else? If he did it to two little girls and he only did a couple of hours in jail, he know they [prosecutors] are not taking it seriously,” she said. “It is ridiculous.”

She said Blakley lives only two streets away from her and her two daughters, and she feels threatened to have him in such proximity.

“My motherly instinct has kicked in, and I will not let my daughters leave the house, now,” she said. “He [Blakley] lives just around the corner.”

The News and Tribune did not identify the woman to protect her daughter’s identity.

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