March trial set for child assault, abuse case

A Winchester man arrested two years ago for allegedly shaking his child is now facing a trial in 2021.

Nicholas Grimm, 29, of Jackson Street, was arrested in December 2018  after the child was taken to the emergency room for treatment.

His wife, Rebekah Grimm, was later indicted for second-degree criminal abuse.

Wednesday in Clark Circuit Court, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Heidi Engel said offers for a guilty plea had been made to both, but no agreements had been reached.

Clark Circuit Judge Jean Chenault Logue set Nicholas Grimm’s trial for March 22, 2021. Rebekah Grimm, who was indicted separately rather than as a co-defendant, was scheduled for a pre-trial conference in January.

Winchester Police were notified after the child was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center emergency room. Medical personnel said the child, who was 9 months old at the time, had multiple brain bleeds.

In court documents, police said Nicholas Grimm admitted to violently shaking the child on multiple occasions from July through November 2018. Grimm told detectives he was angry with the child and blamed her for other family situations. He said he took his frustration out on the child.