Ohio Co. couple indicted on criminal child abuse charges

HARTFORD, Ky. (WHAS11) – A man and woman have been indicted on abuse charges following an 8-month investigation.

Police charged Stephanie Shepherd and Nicholas Wilson, both 26-year-olds, with one count each of first degree criminal abuse of a child.

Police began investigating the pair in February after their two-month-old was admitted to then Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with various injuries including fractured ribs and internal trauma.

Police said their investigations were presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury on Oct. 5.

Shepherd and Wilson were taken into custody Tuesday.

They are currently booked in the Ohio County Detention Center. 


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