Hopkinsville police officer charged with child sexual abuse

A Hopkinsville Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with child sexual abuse.

32-year-old Ian Levi Damber of Hopkinsville was arrested on August 19 by Kentucky State Police and charged with five counts of 1st degree sexual abuse.

Troopers say on August 17 they were contacted about allegations of illegal sexual contact with a minor.

The Hopkinsville Police Department says they were made aware of the allegations and notified Kentucky State Police to start an investigation.

Damber was taken to the Christian County Jail.

The Hopksinville Police Department says Damber chose to "terminate his own employment" from the police department on Friday. He had been at the police department since 2013.

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