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University of Kentucky professor arrested on incest charge

Police have arrested the chair of the University of Kentucky’s communications department on charges of incest, sexual abuse and sodomy.

The abuse charge is for a child under age 12. Kevin Real, a UK professor of communication, was arrested Thursday by the Lexington Police Department. He has been placed on administrative leave from the university.

A university spokesman says he is no longer on campus.

Real, 65, has worked at UK for 20 years. A receipt for bail bonds totaling $15,000 was posted in his court file Friday.