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Kentucky man ruled mentally incompetent hits 8-year-old in head with shovel, rapes her, police say


Cane L. Madden

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man was arrested Saturday after raping and robbing an 8-year-old girl and fracturing her skull with a shovel, police say, the Associated Press reports.

Cane L. Madden, 29, was previously ruled mentally incompetent by a judge in February who dismissed charges that he bit off part of a woman’s face and sexually assaulted her in 2017.

He was reportedly arrested on charges of first-degree rape, assault and robbery.

Officers responded Friday to a report saying a girl was beaten and had her iPad stolen. She was found with injuries indicating sexual assault and a fractured skull, a Louisville police arrest citation says.

Madden was questioned nearby and told detectives details about the assault that were deemed “intimate,” the citation says.

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