Crime

Lawrenceburg man charged with assaulting infant

A Lawrenceburg man has been arrested in connection with the abuse of a 2-month-old child, Kentucky State Police said.

Derek N. Heartley, 26, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault, state police said in a news release.

The arrest stems from an investigation that began Nov. 4 when state police received a complaint about abuse against the baby. The alleged abuse was first reported by the Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington to the Anderson County office of the Cabinet for Families and Children.

The child is now in the care of relatives, state police said.

Heartley was being held in the Fayette County jail.

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