St. Joseph Man Facing Sex Crime Charges in Kentucky

A Saint Joseph, Missouri man faces multiple sex crime charges in Kentucky.

Police in Owensboro, Kentucky, say they responded Wednesday morning after a “suspicious circumstances complaint” to find 18-year-old Saint Joseph man Caleb Newell sleeping in a vacant residence in the 900 block of Graves Street.

Police say Newell traveled to Kentucky to meet a female he communicated with online.

Authorities say they discovered Newell reportedly engaged in multiple sexual acts with a 12-year-old female.

Newell faces 11 counts of second-degree sodomy and four counts of second-degree rape.

He also faces charges of first-degree criminal trespassing and giving an officer a false name.