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Paducah teenager pleads not guilty to assaulting infant

Paducah teenager pleads not guilty to assaulting infant

Bill Stephens

November 17th, 2016

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A 19-year-old Paducah man accused of injuring an infant has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault.

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/2fYp6gh ) reports that 19-year-old Kelton Ragan was arrested Monday after Kentucky State Police received a call from Baptist Health Paducah that a 3-month-old child had a fractured femur and possibly an old rib injury. Ragan entered his plea Tuesday.

A police report says Ragan told authorities he heard a bone snap after he grabbed the child by the legs and flipped the infant over.

Investigators say such an action put the child at serious risk of death.

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