HAZARD—A Perry County man has been indicted on charges related to child abuse allegations after Perry County school officials found multiple injuries on his girlfriend’s 6-year-old child.
Jamie A. Stamper, 35, of Hazard, was charged in May with one count of first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or under. Earlier this month, the Perry County grand jury returned an indictment on Stamper for this charge.
According to the indictment, Stamper had “intentionally shakened, punched, pushed, and beatened” a minor child.
The Herald reported in May that Stamper was arrested after the minor went to school with injuries so severe they prompted school officials to contact authorities and transport the child to the Hazard ARH for treatment.
According to the arrest warrant, “on Friday, April 18, 2014, while having physical custody of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old child, he [Stamper] intentionally abused the child, causing serious physical injury to his face, including two black eyes, bruising on ears, neck, shoulders, torso, buttocks, and legs.”
Kentucky State Police Detective Vicki Day said the minor was adamant that Stamper was the one who inflicted the injuries.
Stamper is currently on home incarceration, and a $50,000 bond was set in the case.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.