Kentucky State Police detectives have arrested a Paducah man following a sexual abuse investigation.

Paducah, Ky. (June 27, 2022) –  Thirty-two year-old Robert Thomas was arrested just after 10:00 AM on Monday morning.

The charges stem from an investigation that began in February of 2022 when Kentucky State Police were notified that Thomas had been suspected of child sexual abuse involving a juvenile. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Robert Thomas had previously been the foster parent of the juvenile but his guardianship was later revoked by the courts.  Thomas is accused of hiding the juvenile from social workers and law enforcement after his guardianship was revoked.  Thomas is also accused of sexually abusing the juvenile during this time.

Robert Thomas was arrested at the McCracken County Courthouse and charged with Kidnapping of a Minor, a class B felony and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, a class D Felony.  He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.  Due to the age of the victim and nature of the offense, no further comment will be made regarding this investigation.

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Robert Thomas