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Paducah Man Charged with Child Sodomy

By Chris Taylor

Paducah, KY – A Paducah man has been arrested on child sodomy charges that occurred about three years ago. McCracken County Sheriff's detectives arrested 37-year-old Robert Bivens after a month-long investigation. They received a complaint alleging the sexual assault of a 17-year-male juvenile currently residing in the Youth Development Center in Louisville. During an interview, Bivens allegedly admitted to investigators he had previously sodomized an eight-year-old boy on two occasions in McCracken County and had sexually abused another child in a surrounding county in 2007. Police say the investigation continues in the case and additional charges are likely.