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UPDATE: Child sex abuse suspect allegedly says he 'enjoyed' the incidents, 'can't believe' he was turned in

Rain Smith • Dec 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport man indicted on more than 60 counts related to sexual abuse of a juvenile male — and suspected of abusing at least nine additional 8 to 17-year-olds over the past 20 years — has reportedly told police he sees nothing wrong with the crimes he's been charged with, adding that he "enjoyed" the incidents.

"The worst thing about this case is he feels no remorse about this, other than he was caught," said Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Det. Tracy Haraz.

Larry L. Sumner, 55, of 904 Chadwell Road, was indicted Tuesday morning by a Sullivan County grand jury. He faces 31 counts of rape, 31 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, 31 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and 11 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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