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Trooper Kendra Wilson
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Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Assault Investigation Involving a One Month-Old Child in Shelby County

Date of News Release: 10/19/2012

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- On Monday, October 8, 2012 Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post Detective Ben Wolcott and the Shelby County Cabinet for Health and Family Services started a joint investigation. The investigation involves a Shelby County one month-old Hispanic male who arrived at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville with injuries to his head and face. The join investigation included multiple interviews and hours of utilizing a Spanish translator. The assault occurred at a Shelby County apartment complex in Shelbyville, KY.

On Monday, October 15, 2012, KSP arrested the child's biological mother Hermelinda Ramos-Perez, age 29 of Shelbyville, KY. She was charged with Assault 2nd degree-domestic violence and was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center. Based on Ramos-Perez's immigration status, an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer has been placed on Ramos-Perez. The investigation remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post more arrests are pending.

The Kentucky State Police Post 12 provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties.

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