Police Searching for Suspect of Child Abuse

Police are looking for a Paducah man accused of child abuse. The man is identified as Anson Dykes. He was indicated by a grand jury on May 10 on one count of second-degree criminal abuse involving a child under the age of 12 for an alleged incident that happened in December 2018.  Police say, the initial investigation started on December 24, 2018 when Dykes was arrested for fourth-degree assault involving a family member, along with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They say Dykes pleaded guilty to both charges. Defectives say, Dykes told them he was changing his infant son’s diaper when he heard his leg pop. After the child was taken to an area hospital, he was diagnosed with a spiral femur fracture. Detectives also say, doctors said Dykes’ explanation could not have caused the fracture and diagnosed the injury as child abuse. A dyke was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana. Detectives said he pleaded guilty to those charges. Police are asking anyone, who may have information to contact the  the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

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