Arrest for Criminal Abuse of Baby

Time: 3:01 p.m.
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017
Location: Paducah Police Department, 1400 Broadway
Suspect: Aaron Burns, 26, of the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, arrested on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse (child 12 or younger)

A McCracken County man has been arrested, charged with abusing his 8-week-old son.

Police were called about 8 p.m. Tuesday to Baptist Health Paducah in reference to abuse of an infant. The child had skull and leg fractures, and was transferred to a hospital in Louisville for treatment.

Paducah police and representatives from the Cabinet of Health and Family Services began an investigation, and the child’s father was developed as a suspect. This afternoon, Det. Blake Quinn interviewed Aaron Burns at the police department.

Burns admitted he was caring for the child and injured him when he became frustrated with him.

Burns was arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.