Kentucky man charged with sex crimes in Scott County

Friday, May 6, 2011

BENTON, Mo. -- A Kentucky man was charged Wednesday with six sex crime counts, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Sergio Valdivia-Vera, known also as Sergio Valdivia Arlington, 33, is accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a victim younger than 14.

He's charged with three counts of deviate sexual intercourse and three counts of child molestation. The incidents allegedly occurred in 2001 when the victim was 9 years old and living east of Benton, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

Valdivia-Vera was arrested in Kentucky and awaits extradition to Missouri. His bond has been lowered from $100,000 to $50,000 by the court, Walter said in a news release Thursday.

Pertinent address:

Benton, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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