Paducah, KY. (January 29, 2020) – In July, 2019, a juvenile male was transported to Baptist Health in Paducah due to complications with his ability to breath. Emergency medical actions were taken by staff to save the life of the juvenile. The male was then transported to a medical facility in Louisville, Kentucky for extended treatment due to his critical medical condition. The juvenile was diagnosed to be suffering from severe malnutrition which had threatened his life. An investigation was conducted by detectives with the Kentucky State Police and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in reference to the incident.
As a result of the investigation, the case was presented to a McCracken County Grand Jury. On Wednesday, Laurie E. Pittman, 52, of Paducah, was arrested by McCracken County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant of indictment for one charge of Criminal Abuse, 2nd Degree (Class D Felony). She was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Detective David Dick.
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