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Two Charged with Criminal Abuse of an Infant

Date of News Release: 10/18/2016

HARTFORD, KY. (October 18, 2016) - Kentucky State Police Detective Matt Wise charged 26 year-old Stephanie R. Shepherd of Horse Branch, KY with one (1) count of Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Child 12 or Under. Kentucky State Police Detectives also charged 26 year-old Nicolas L. Wilson of Horse Branch, KY with one (1) count of Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Child 12 or Under.

The investigation was initiated by the Kentucky State Police in February 2016 after the couple's two month old infant was admitted to Kosairs Children Hospital in Louisville for various injuries including fractured ribs and other internal trauma. The investigation was presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, which issued the indictment warrants for both Shepherd and Wilson.

The couple was arrested without incident and is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford, KY.

The investigation is currently on-going.

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