Woman charged on two counts for child abuse; case presented to grand jury

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HICKORY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police and the Department for Community Based services began a joint investigation that led to the arrest of a woman on child abuse charges.

KSP says 25-year-old Alicia Hardman has been charged with two counts of criminal abuse after an alleged child abuse complaint on two juveniles was made against her.

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After the investigation, the case was presented to the Ballard County Grand Jury, where they returned a true bill on Hardman for two counts of criminal abuse under the age of 12.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.

Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app.  The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.