Ladd 11 8DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (11/8/17) — Kentucky State Police reported a Dawson Springs man faces 50 counts of sexual abuse charges and five counts of rape.

His wife also was charged with intimidating a witness in relation to the investigation.

Kentucky State Police Post 2 Public Information Officer Trooper Sean Wint said detectives began investigating after a juvenile and an adult teen submitted the abuse complaints Oct. 30.

Joshua Ladd, 35, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office served the arrest warrants Tuesday. Ladd was listed as being held in Hopkins County Jail this afternoon on $20,000 cash bond, with a Nov. 17 court date.

Jennifer Ladd, 32, was charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process. She was released from Hopkins County Jail on her own recognizance. Jennifer Ladd

KSP indicated the investigation showed that Joshua Ladd allegedly started inappropriate relations with his daughter two years ago, and his niece, who is currently an adult, in 2009.

Ladd’s wife called and threatened one of the witnesses if they continued cooperating with detectives, KSP reported.

KSP Detective Brandon McPherson is investigating.

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