A convicted sex offender was charged Wednesday with murdering a 4-year-old boy whose body was found in a garbage truck in July.
The boy disappeared from outside his family's apartment near Churchill Downs on June 29. A city trash collector found the body of Cesar "Ivan" Aguilar-Cano in the back of a garbage truck eight days later.
Cecil Eugene New II, 46, who lived across an alley from the boy's family, was arrested Wednesday morning, Louisville police spokesman Phil Russell said.
A grand jury indicted New on charges of murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful transaction with a minor.
New has been on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry since March 2000 after being convicted of sodomy involving 11- and 9-year-old victims. Although he was not charged until Wednesday, his name was heavily publicized locally over the summer after a court clerk accidentally released a search warrant for his apartment.
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