Kentucky State Police Post 1 charged local pediatrician with Failure to Report Child Abuse 1st offense
Paducah, KY (July 27, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police Post 1 charged local pediatrician, Dr. John M. Roach, 45 of Paducah, KY with Failure to Report Child Abuse 1st offense, Class “B” Misdemeanor, and Failure to Report Child Abuse 2nd offense, Class “A” Misdemeanor. The investigation into Dr. Roach stemmed from an ongoing Criminal Abuse case where KSP charged David Minks with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree.
Dr. Roach was served a criminal summons for the two charges by Paducah Police Department on Thursday July 26, 2018. He was cited into court on August 23, 2018.
Kentucky State Police detective Jody Cash is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.