Police say a Kentucky man hit an 8-year-old girl in the head with a shovel, breaking her skull, then raped and robbed her.
Media reported that Ken L. Madden, 29, was arrested on charges of rape, assault and first-degree theft.
The Louisville Police arrest statement says officers responded to a report of a battered girl whose iPad was stolen. The statement said the girl was found to have a fractured skull, among other injuries indicating sexual assault.
She says Madden was seen nearby and interrogated, telling investigators “fine details” about the attack.
Madden had faced other charges of sexually assaulting a woman and biting part of her face in a year, Judge Annie O’Connell ruled that he was mentally incompetent and dismissed the charges