Deputies: Man choked juvenile, attempted sexual assault

Anthoney Ford (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)

PADUCAH, KY. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces charges after sheriff deputies say he choked a juvenile and attempted to sexually abuse her.

Anthoney Ford, 21, of Paducah faces charges of strangulation 1st degree and sexual abuse 1st degree, victim under 12 years old.

Deputies and detective were called to a home on Cairo Road around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

A 911 call reported a juvenile under the age of 12 had been sexually assaulted.

Detectives say Ford pinned the girl against furniture, not allowing her to move and choked her until she was unable to breath. He also attempted to sexually abuse the girl, but an adult family member at the home startled him which kept him from any further criminal acts, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives say Ford tried to prevent the girl from telling her parent and eventual ran from the home.

When deputies arrived, he was already out of the area. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Ford that evening and arrested him on Oct. 14.

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