A Louisa father who pleaded guilty to abusing his infant son, has been denied shock probation
Lawrence Circuit Judge John David Preston has denied a motion by the public defenders office seeking shock probation for 26 year old Nicholas Ballou. Ballou is serving a 20 year sentence on charges of 1st degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or younger as well as 1st degree assault of his infant son who was two months old at the time of the abuse. The Levisa Lazer is reporting the motion for shock probation was denied. Prosecutors in the case said the charges involved an incident in August of 2011 when Ballou was home alone with his son. Kentucky State Police stated the child suffered from multiple skull fractures and brain injuries. Ballou entered a guilty plea to the charges and was sentenced in August.