Former Russell Co. Deputy Coroner charged with sodomy met victim,15, through male dating app

Former Russell Co. Deputy Coroner charged with sodomy met victim,15, through male dating app

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The former Russell County Deputy Coroner accused of aggravated child molestation and sodomy appeared in Recorder's Court Thursday morning.

Hugh Kendrick, 27, pleaded not guilty and more testimony was revealed in court.

According to Columbus police, Kendrick admitted he met with another male after meeting him on a male dating app called "Jack."

The victim was 15 years old at the time. Police say the victim went to get tested for STD's and when results came back positive police were called to investigate.

Police were led to Kendrick and he was advised to turn himself in.

His bond will be set in Superior Court.

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