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ALBANY (AP) — An Albany woman has pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen sex crimes involving an underage person.

The Albany Democrat Herald reports in late February, 40-year-old Tina Ketcham was charged in Linn County Circuit Court with seven sex crimes. On Monday, the number increased to 15.

Ketcham was arraigned on an indictment for six counts of rape, two counts of sex abuse, one count of sodomy and six other sex crimes. She pleaded not guilty and was scheduled for a two-day jury trial starting in April.

The crimes allegedly occurred between 2015 and 2020, and Ketcham knew the victim.

Judge Brendan Kane has maintained Ketcham’s bail at $350,000, denying a request for reduced security.

The Albany Police Department began investigating the case in February.


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