Kentucky foster dad forced kids to perform sexual acts, secretly filmed them using pinhole cameras

Boone County Sheriff's officials arrested Harry G. Forgue, 28, of Florence, on Friday, May 1, on a warrant for multiple sexual offenses against minors, including child pornography


                            Kentucky foster dad forced kids to perform sexual acts, secretly filmed them using pinhole cameras
(Boone County Sheriff's Office)
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FLORENCE, KENTUCKY: A Kentucky man sexually abused his foster children for years and used threats and coercion to force them to pose nude and perform sexual acts, police said.

Boone County Sheriff's officials arrested Harry G. Forgue, 28, of Florence, on Friday, May 1, on a warrant for multiple sexual offenses against minors, including child pornography, according to a press release.

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His arrest was the culmination of a lengthy investigation which had revealed the years of sexual abuse he had committed against his foster children and adopted child. The victims, all males, were either preteen or teenagers when the abuse took place.

Investigators had examined Forgue's phone and found that he had installed several pinhole cameras throughout his residence. They located multiple pictures and videos of the victims using the restroom or otherwise unaware they were being recorded.

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All of the juveniles living with Forgue also corroborated the evidence the authorities had collected against the 28-year-old, and each disclosed the years of abuse they had suffered at his hands. They shared that the abuse was generally stipulated on getting their phone privileges back or to end the punishment he had been inflicting on them.

They also found more content on Forgue's phone that showed the victims posing nude, which backed the victims' statements that they would have to perform sexual acts when they were in trouble to get back privileges that they had previously lost.

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Forgue has been charged with one count of first-degree sodomy - victim under 12, two counts of third-degree sodomy, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse - victim under 12, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and six counts of video voyeurism in connection to the case.

He has also been charged with three counts of incest - forcible compulsion/incapable of consent, six counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor, one count of possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

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Forgue is currently being held at the Boone County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

The 28-year-old's arrest comes a little over two weeks after a Kentucky couple was arrested on accusations that they starved and neglected their 12-year-old adopted son by locking him in his bedroom with only a bucket inside to use as a toilet.

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Marvin Reynolds and Laura Reynolds, of Ben Fugate Road, are facing charges of criminal abuse, unlawful imprisonment, and wanton endangerment after a police investigation showed evidence of malnourishment, neglect, and unlawful imprisonment of their adopted child inside the bedroom.

The child had reportedly been living in squalid conditions and was often locked inside his room the whole day with no access to the bathroom. He had a 2x4 lumber nailed to his window to restrict his movement as well.

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Other family members told police the boy was "treated like an animal" since he was adopted by the couple at the age of 5. His other brothers, who lived in the same home, confirmed the statements and added the young boy was also starved and was just fed once a day. 

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