Paducah man arrested on child abuse charges

Paducah police arrested a man Monday who they say abused a 5-year-old boy. 

Police say 28-year-old Dustin Gorham, of Paducah, was arrested around 1:15 p.m. Monday and charged with two counts of second degree criminal abuse.

Representatives with the Department of Child Based Services called police on Thursday to report a child appeared to be abused. Police say officials at the boy’s school initially reported the injuries —bruises on his face and head. Investigators say Gorham hit him. They say they found out about a previous incident that happened May 1, and that the boy didn’t receive medical treatment either time. 

Police also say a record check revealed Gorham was convicted of abusing a 7-month-old child in 2006. 

After his arrest Monday. Gorham was jailed in the McCracken County Regional Jail. 

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