Child Abuse Arrests

Time: 4:33 p.m.
Date: Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Location: 2400 block of South 25th Street, Paducah
Suspects: Taneca T. Bard, 27, and Blair J. Bard, 26, both of South 25th Street, both arrested on a charge of second-degree child abuse (child 12 or younger)

A Paducah couple was jailed after they were charged Monday afternoon with abusing an 11-year-old boy.

Taneca T. Bard and Blair J. Bard were charged with second-degree child abuse.

Police were called to a local elementary school Monday in reference to a possible abused child. Upon investigation, Det. Nathan Young determined the boy had scabs and bruises on his body and had been whipped with a “switch,” a belt and an electronic cord.

During interviews with Young, the Bards admitted having whipped the child. The Bards are related to the child.