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June 25, 2013

Competency hearing scheduled for Laurel couple in sex abuse case


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN —

By Charlotte Underwood / Staff Writer

A Laurel County couple accused of sexual abuse of a minor appeared in Judge Tom Jensen’s courtroom Friday in London and were scheduled to have a competency hearing in July.

Dustin Eugene Brummett, 26, and Charlene Brummett, 37, face several charges involving sexual abuse of a minor.

Dustin Brummett faces four counts of first-degree rape and two counts of third-degree sodomy, as well as other related charges. Charlene Brummett faces four counts of first-degree complicity to commit rape and two counts of third-degree complicity to commit sodomy, and other related charges.

The couple was handed a 15-count indictment on these charges in December.

Dustin Brummett is represented in court by Attorney Mike Brophy. Charlene Brummett’s defense attorney is Barbara Carnes.

Both Dustin Brummett and Charlene Brummett have a competency hearing scheduled for July 12 at 9:30 a.m.