Louisville man charged with beating young girl with studded belt
http://www.wlky.com/news/25749036/detail.htmlLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- He's been the target of emergency protective orders in the past. Now Michael Shawn Draper stands accused of physically abusing a little girl.
For the second time in four days, the 28-year-old Draper has been charged by Metro Police. They allege he used a studded belt on a 5-year-old.
"Sunday, metro officers from the Third Division were called to the 7300 block of Garrison Road," said police spokesman Dwight Mitchell.
The officers were responding to a report of a man barricaded in his apartment in the Fairdale area.
Police said Draper tried to escape out a window. He was arrested on several charges, including unlawful imprisonment and assault.
"The child of his girlfriend apparently had been beaten by Michael Draper maybe Saturday," Mitchell said. "She sustained severe bruising up and down her legs and arm."
The arrest citation said the 5-year-old also suffered numerous other injuries.
According to court records, the child's mother, Brenda Stump, had taken out an emergency protective order against Draper in July, but it was withdrawn at her request a month later.
At least two other women had sought protective orders against Draper in the past.
The 5-year-old was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital. Child Protective Services then got involved.
"Our Crimes Against Children Unit was contacted and they added a charge of criminal abuse first," said Mitchell.
Court records indicate Draper has a previous conviction for sexual abuse.
Michael Shawn Draper