Monday, March 14, 2011

Arraignment Set For Accused Child Abuser

A Putnam County man will be arraigned in Criminal Court one week from Tuesday after being indicted on charges of aggravated child abuse. Authorities say 20-year-old Justin Kane Hankes of the Gainesboro Grade is accused of causing a skull fracture to his eight-month-old daughter last November. According to reports, he and other relatives took the child to the hospital with what they described as a head injury.  The baby was later transferred to a Nashville hospital for treatment, where it was determined that she had suffered a skull fracture.  Hankes reportedly denied causing the injury and told police that the baby was injured in a fall.