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Shelby woman arrested for child abuse

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Charged with child abuse of 1-month old infant

Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged a Shelby County woman with child abuse of her 1-month-old son.

Hermelinda Ramos-Perez, 29, was arrested Oct. 15 and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with second-degree assault, after a week-long investigation that began Oct. 8 when the child was brought into Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with injuries to his head and face, said KSP spokesperson Ron Turley.

Turley said that the arrest occurred after KSP Detective Ben Wolcott conducted multiple interviews utilizing a Spanish interpreter. The assault happened at an apartment complex in Shelbyville.

Based on Ramos-Perez’s immigration status, an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer has been placed on her, Turley said.

The situation remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post, and more arrests are pending, Turley said.

Wolcott said Monday he had not made any additional arrests. He added that both the infant and the woman’s other child, a 5 year-old, have been placed in foster care and are doing well.