Charges dropped against Illinois man accused of sexually abusing teen

UPDATE: The Ballard County Circuit Court confirms the charges against Abukhdair were dropped on June 1st, 2017.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Mounds, Illinois man has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a teenager.

The alleged sexual abuse was reported in Ballard County, Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police say they got a call from the teenager’s family on Wednesday.

66-year-old Ali Abukhdair was arrested Thursday morning and charged with 1st degree sexual abuse. He was taken to the Ballard County Detention Center.

An investigation continues.

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