A 23-year-old man was arrested after his 2-year-old stepdaughter was rushed to the hospital passed out drunk.
Raymond Jackson of Crescent Springs, Ky., is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a felony punishable by five years to 10 years in prison. He has been held at the Kenton County jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond since his arrest on Saturday.
A preliminary hearing in the case is set for June 1 in Kenton District Court. A public defender was appointed for Jackson.
Jackson allowed, and encouraged, the 2-year-old to drink a cocktail of gin and iced tea, according to court records. The child’s blood-alcohol lever was 0.250, more than three times the minimum for a driver to be presumed impaired under Kentucky law.