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Ashland parents arrested after police say 18-month-old girl suffered facial injuries

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Brent Roberts (Source: Boyd County Detention Center) Brent Roberts (Source: Boyd County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Ashland, Kentucky, parents are in custody after police say their 18-month-old girl was found with facial injuries officers believe were caused by physical abuse.

According to Ashland Police, an anonymous caller contacted social services, concerned about a young child who was living in the 2000 block of Stewart Avenue, south of the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and 13th Street, in Ashland.

When police went to the home to check on the child, they allegedly found an 18-month-old girl with significant injuries.

"During the investigation, the young child was found to have multiple bruises and contusions on her body, especially around the head and face indicative of abuse," an Ashland Police Faceook post states. "The child was removed from the home and placed in foster care."

A spokesperson for Ashland Police says the injuries were not life-threatening, but were serious enough that officers believed they were caused by abuse.

Police say the child's parents, 38-year-old Linda Stewart and 54-year-old Brent Roberts, weren't home at the time. Warrants were issued for their arrests. They were taken into custody on Wednesday, June 28.

Both are charged with first-degree criminal abuse and are currently being held in the Boyd County Detention Center.

Stewart's mugshot was not immediately available.

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