Paducah Couple Jailed on Child Abuse Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah couple were arrested Monday afternoon on child abuse charges.
The Paducah Police Department says 27-year-old Taneca T. Bard and 26-year-old Blair J. Bard were charged with second-degree child abuse after police were called to a local elementary school in reference to a possible abused child. Upon investigation, detectives determined the boy had scabs and bruises on his body and had been whipped with a switch, a belt and an electric cord.
During interviews with police, the Bards admitted to assaulting the child. They were booked into the McCracken County Jail.