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KSP Makes Arrest in Madison County Child Abuse Case

Date of News Release: 07/13/2012

(Berea, KY) - On Friday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted about a two-month old male at the St Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room in Berea, KY. Examination discovered the child had sustained a broken leg and was transported to the University of Kentucky Emergency Room for treatment of his injuries.

Kentucky State Police Detective Chris Short responded to the hospital and began an investigation.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Detective Short obtained a warrant for Roscoe L Abner, 31 years old of Berea for the offense of Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Child Under 12. Abner was arrested at 4:48 p.m. EDT and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing.

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