Arrest Made in Child Abuse Investigation

Scott Allen Smith, 29, of Charlestown; was arrested Wednesday following a three-week investigation conducted by detectives with the Charlestown Police Department. Tuesday, May 10th 2022, a toddler aged child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, presenting several serious and unexplained injuries. Officers of the Charlestown Police Department, including detectives responded to Norton’s facility and initiated a criminal investigation. During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals who had reportedly been around or in close proximity to the injured child were interviewed. Among the individuals interviewed was Scott Smith, who was the live in boyfriend of the child’s mother; residing in the 300 block of Marshall Drive. Investigators, including those with Norton Hospital’s Pediatric Protection Team and the Indiana Department of Child Services, were able to pinpoint a specific timeframe of which the child’s injuries indicated that they had occurred, specifically the most severe injuries. Further investigation revealed that…

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