Todd Livingston (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Dean Tinsley (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Camilla Clark (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – Three people are behind bars, charged in connection with the rape of an 8-year-old girl in Hardin County.
Police say it all happened inside an RV in the 100 block of Fentress Boulevard in Elizabethtown.
"It's really disturbing," said Carolyn Luce who lives across the street.
The RV the two men were in may be gone, but the allegations of what the eight year-old girl says happened inside live on.
"During the interview, it was really compelling. She really put a lot out there," said Hardin County Sheriff's Department Detective Rex Allaman.
Police say the girl describes living with Todd Livingston, 49, who wasn't even related to the girl.
"He was kind of a surrogate father; a trusted father and friend figure for the child," Det. Allaman said.
But that trust was shattered by sexual acts police say Livingston and his roommate in the RV, Dean Tinsley, 44, forced on the girl.
Neighbors say they saw the tiny RV parked out back of the home.
"I was going to bake some cookies and take them over there just to introduce myself," Luce said. She says she's glad she didn't.
"I have a seven month old daughter and anyone who could do that to a child must have some serious problems," Luce said.
If the alleged sex crime against the eight year old isn't enough, there's the living conditions police say they found inside.
"What bathroom area there was inside this RV no longer had a toilet in it and at least four large garbage sacks stuffed full of beer cans plus other garbage bags with trash," Det. Allaman said.
So where was the mother?
Police say Camilla Clark, 30, basically left her daughter with the men, despite knowing the sexual torment her daughter was going through.
"The mom had told me that about a year and a half prior to this incident the child had said something to her about being sexually violated and she cautioned the child that it would ruin Mr. Livingston's life if it came out," Det. Allaman said.
Police say it wouldn't have come out, if the girl didn't tell a friend who called the cops.
Clark was arrested Monday afternoon, with help from Radcliff Police who spotted her at a fast food restaurant.
The 8-year-old girl is with Child Protective Services.
Investigators are also examining a laptop computer found inside the RV.
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