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2 arrested in Kentucky after girl found with cigarette burns

July 1, 2018

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say two people have been arrested on criminal abuse charges after their young daughter was found with infected cigarette burns on her body.

News outlets report 26-year-old Thomas Lee Tallon and 26-year-old Jessica Mae Sams, both of Corbin, were arrested Friday night.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release social services workers had taken the 13-month-old girl from an apartment about nine miles south of London. The statement says the child was transferred to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment.

Tallon and Sams remained held Sunday at the Laurel County Detention Center in London. Jail records didn’t indicate whether they have attorneys.

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