Kentucky State Police Charge a Man and Woman with Child Abuse

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (January 9, 2023) – Detectives with Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 4 have arrested a Hardin County couple on abuse charges after a 5-year-old was treated for suspicious injuries.

On Sunday, Jan 8th, around 4:30 P.M., the Hardin Co. Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) contacted KSP regarding a 5-year-old that was originally brought into Baptist Health Hardin. The child was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment described as life-threatening injuries.

KSP Post 4 detectives arrested Clovis E. Smith, 25 of Rineyville, the victim’s father, and his girlfriend, Satrina Layne, 23 also of Rineyville.

Both Smith and Layne were charged with:

  • Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12

Both individuals were lodged in the Hardin Detention Center.

The investigation remains ongoing by KSP Det. Casey Keown.

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