Kentucky dad charged with abusing his 5-year-old daughter

GIRDLER, Ky. (WATE) – A Knox County, Kentucky man was arrested Friday morning on charges he abused his 5-year-old daughter.

Skyler Wilson, 25, is charged with 45 counts of criminal abuse first degree and assault fourth degree (child.)

Kentucky State Police says it was contacted by Knox County Social Services after the child’s mother took her to Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin for treatment. Police say the girl had multiple bruises, cuts and scabs covering her body.

Officials say their investigation indicates the girl was living with her father Skyler Wilson in the Girdler community at the time of the alleged abuse.

Troopers located Wilson around 7:30 a.m. Friday and interviewed him. Officials say Wilson admitted to abusing his child and he was placed under arrest.

Wilson is being held in the Knox County Detention Center.

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