LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A man accused of raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl calls the charges against him "bogus."
Timothy Madden was arrested for kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder in the disappearance and death of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin at a football game Saturday night.
Madden was arrested Friday and agreed to speak with WDRB at the Barren County jail Friday evening.
“I’ve done nothing wrong,” he said. “I’m a very innocent man. They can ask anybody that knows me.”
Madden said he grew up in Scottsville, went to school with Gabbi Doolin’s father and his daughter was at the game cheering with Gabbi that night. Madden confirmed he was at the game and had pictures to prove it because he wanted to show his ex-wife he was at the game.
“I’ve got all kinds of people that verify I was there,” he said.
Gabbi Doolin was reported missing from the game Saturday night and, about 30 minutes later, her body was found in a creek nearby.
Kentucky State Police announced the arrest of Madden on Friday afternoon after obtaining a warrant that morning.
“They said I fit the suspect,” said Madden, attributing his arrest to small town gossip and said he had been “interrogated” by police several times. He says police even spoke to him the night of the disappearance, and he gave them his clothes.
“They interrogated me -- like three or four times. Polygraph. I give them my clothes that night,” he said. “They did mention I had blood on my clothes. But I rubbed against the fence, like I said.”
He said he rubbed against a fence and couldn’t think of any other reason why there would have been blood on his clothes. Aside from that detail he said police had not told him anything else about the evidence they had against him.
Madden is being held in the Barren County jail on a $1 million bond, but he says he is innocent.
“I’m still innocent. We’ll figure a way out of it,” he said.
Madden said he is friends with the Doolin family and hadn’t spoken with them Friday.
“I’m sorry for their loss. I feel sorry for them, but it wasn’t me,” he said.
Madden said he doesn’t know who did it, but he hopes they are caught.
“The need to [come forward], cause I know it wasn’t me,” he said. “Bad individual right there. He’s crazy.”
We asked if he wanted to tell his family anything and he replied, “Just tell my kids I love them. Daddy will be alright.”
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