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Man charged with abuse of niece
Arrested for sexual battery of a child
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Smithville City Police have arrested a 40-year-old local man on charges that he touched his 11-year-old niece inappropriately.According to Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, Joel Henry was charged after an an investigation into an incident at a College Street home led to his arrest. According to the warrant, the child was asleep in bed with her grandmother, and awoke to find Henry standing over her and allegedly touching her private areas. Henry’s bond was set at $25,000, and he will appear in court on June 5.Meanwhile, 19-year-old Lucas Shane Bogle was arrested last week and charged with stealing an SUV in January.Bogle was charged with the theft of a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner from the driveway of a Riley Avenue home on Jan. 29.