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Staff Report

The Leitchfield Police Department announced Wednesday that five people have been charged in relation to a juvenile who went missing for one day in Leitchfield last month.

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, the LPD responded to a report of a missing juvenile and learned that 14-year-old Shauntay Sandlin, of Hartford, Kentucky, had last been seen at a business located on South English Street in Leitchfield. She was located safe the following day.

Since then, five individuals have been criminally charged in connection with the case, according to LPD Detective Kevin Smith.

58-year-old Gregory L. Cottrell, of Leitchfield, was charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, third degree, and wanton endangerment, second degree.

20-year-old Justin S. Vigil, of Leitchfield, was charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, second degree, and wanton endangerment, second degree.

32-year-old Michael T. Hall, of Leitchfield, was charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, second degree.

And two juveniles were also charged in relation to the case.

Grayson County Attorney Jeremy Logsdon issued the following statement in relation to the missing juvenile case:

Due to increased numbers of minors' being reported missing, the County Attorney's Office feels it is necessary to make the following statement. Any person who assists a runaway minor in avoiding the custody of their rightful parent or guardian or the investigating law enforcement officers will be charged and prosecuted fully for their violation of the law. The lives and safety of our community's children are extremely important.