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Criminal Abuse, 1st Degree Arrest in McCracken County

Date of News Release: 12/02/2014

(Hickory, KY) - On December 3, 2014, Kentucky State Police arrested and charged Janine Denise Priddy, 43 of Paducah, with one count of Criminal Abuse, 1st Degree. The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation by Sergeant Kyle Nall, in conjunction with the Department of Community Based Services, which led to the case being presented to the McCracken County Grand Jury on November 21, 2014. The investigation was initiated when a Social Services Clinician discovered an extremely dehydrated and malnourished 3 year-old child living in Priddy's residence. Kentucky State Police became involved after medical professionals determined that the life-threatening medical condition of the child was not caused by disease or sickness, but instead stemmed from chronic starvation and lack of fluid intake. Criminal Abuse, 1st Degree, when the victim is 12 years-old or younger, is a Class C felony, which carries a potential penalty of 5 to 10 years in the penitentiary. Priddy was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center, where she is being held on a $10,000 cash bond. The investigation continues by Sergeant Nall and the Department of Community Based Services- Child Protective Services Division.