Louisville man raped 8-year-old girl after hitting her head with shovel and fracturing her skull: Police

Cane Madden, 29, of Kentucky was seen before and after the incident and when stopped by the police, he confessed to knowing about the incident.


                            Louisville man raped 8-year-old girl after hitting her head with shovel and fracturing her skull: Police

A 29-year-old Kentucky man who was previously deemed incompetent to stand trial on allegations of sexual assault and other crimes has now been accused of brutally attacking an 8-year-old girl, according to reports. 

Cane Madden was arrested early on August 10 for whacking the 8-year-old on the head, fracturing her skull and raping her. Louisville authorities say that Madden's arraignment has been scheduled for August 12. According to a report in Fox News,  a neighbor of the child Ruth Watkins said, "Well, there’s only one kind of prayer you can send. It’s ‘Lord have mercy, and Lord send the angels to watch over her. Oh, it was a hurting, paining feeling going through my heart to know that something like that would happen on this street."

Louisville Metro Police also stated that the man had stolen the kid's iPad as well. According to the Courier Journal,  the police arrived in the neighborhood around 4.30 pm following which the girl was taken to a hospital where she was treated for a fractured right skull and multiple cuts, bruises to the head. According to the arrest report, there was "significant bruising and tearing of the vaginal wall, which is indicative of sexual assault."

Madden was reportedly seen in the area before and after the assault and when stopped by the police, he even confessed to knowing about the same. According to the arrest citation, he was then interviewed by detectives at the LMPD's Second Division headquarters where he gave them "intimate details" about the physical and sexual assault. He was arrested close to 1 am after which he was taken to  Louisville Metro Corrections. He has been booked on charges of 1st-degree rape, 1st-degree assault and 1st-degree robbery and his bail has been set at $1,000,000.

Online records show that he was charged on various other assault cases, however, he was deemed incompetent to stand trial and so the cases were dismissed.

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