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Lebanon man accused of incest

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By The Staff

Luis M. Cortes-Vergara, 45, of 690 W. Main Street in Lebanon was indicted for three counts of incest (victim under 12) and one count of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12) in Marion Circuit Court recently.
According to the indictment, between Dec. 1, 2012, and Oct. 20, 2013, Cortes-Vergara had sexual intercourse with a person he knows to be an ancestor, descendent, brother or sister who was under 12 years old. The indictment also reads that he subjected a person to sexual contact who was incapable of consent because she was under 12 years old.
His bond was set at $25,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim or the victim's family.

Other indictments include:
- Johnny R. McQueen, 51, of 15 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 13, McQueen failed to comply with sex offender registration. The indictment also reads the he was over 21 and he had been convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.
His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.
- Charles L. Miles Jr., 41, of 1065 St. Francis Road in St. Francis was indicted for third-degree assault, first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs second offense, resisting arrest, controlled substance not in its original container, and failure to use seat belts.
According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 3, Miles caused or attempted to cause physical injury to a peace officer. The indictment also reads that he introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility or being confined in a detention facility, he made, obtained or possessed dangerous contraband.
His bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 with the conditions that he uses no drugs or alcohol.

Editor’s note: The indictment of an individual by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.