On Tuesday morning, deputies and detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of sexual abuse.
Paducah 911 received a call that an adult male had sexually assaulted a juvenile under 12 years old at a residence on Cairo Road.
Through their investigation, detectives say they learned that 21-year-old Anthony Ford of Paducah had pinned the juvenile against a piece of furniture, where he choked the minor to the point of not being able to breathe. Detectives also say he attempted to abuse the juvenile sexually, but an adult family member startled him, preventing further criminal acts. Ford fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. On Thursday, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department located and arrested Ford on charges of strangulation and sexual abuse.