Ethan Dakota Goodnight

Ethan Dakota Goodnight

A Russellville man admitted to sexually molesting a child over several years in Logan County Circuit Court as part of a plea agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.

Ethan Dakota Goodnight, 24, was indicted and subsequently pled guilty to first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy, third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

An investigation by the Russellville Police Department led to Goodnight's arrest in February, after the victim came forward at their school about the abuse. According to court records, Goodnight admitted to the abuse with the juvenile at three separate addresses. The victim, as written in the arrest warrant, claims the abuse began when they were 10-years-old.

Goodnight agreed to 12 years in prison with the Commonwealth opposing probation. He is to be listed on the lifetime sex offender registry and undergo sex offender risk assessment and treatment through the Department of Corrections.

Final sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.