State police arrest Paducah man on child abuse charge


David Minks

PADUCAH — The Kentucky State Police says a Paducah man was arrested Monday in connection to a child abuse investigation.

KSP says 29-year-old David Minks of Paducah was arrested on a charge of first degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. The charge is a class C felony.

Trooper say Minks was arrested after a week-long investigation that KSP conducted with the Department for Community Based Services. The investigation began after authorities received a complaint accusing Minks of child abuse. Local 6 obtained this copy of the complaint warrant that states Minks is accused of hurting a child on multiple occasions. Troopers say the first known time the child had fractures in his right arm, X-rays were taken at Roach’s office and revealed “small corner fractures” in the ball-and-socket joint of his right arm. This happened in September of 2017. KSP says the child was taken to Roach’s office again in June of 2018 and X-rays revealed “healing fractures” in the elbow among other “probable healing fractures.”  Other doctors from Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital confirmed the fractures tend to come from abuse. Minks was arrested in July.

Minks was jailed in the McCracken County Jail. According to the jail’s inmate roster, bond was set at $10,000 cash.

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