Trask gets One Year Sentence for Assault
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Dr. Shawn Trask received a 12-month sentence Thursday in McCracken Circuit Court.
The Paducah Sun reports that Trask, a Paducah pediatrician, is keeping his medical license, but Circuit Judge Craig Clymer gave him jail time for a misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charge.
Trask entered an Alford plea on Sept. 27 to the reduced charge. He risked a felony conviction if the case went to trial.
As part of the plea deal, the commonwealth dismissed felony charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and retaliating against a participant in a legal process, as well as a misdemeanor third-degree terroristic threatening charge. The woman Trask was accused of assaulting also agreed to drop the felony charges.
Trask has maintained his innocence in the face of claims that he beat the woman.
Trask will be eligible for shock probation in one month. His attorney said he will file for it. Trask's attorney told Clymer that he is trying to locate a deposition from Georgia which has statements that the woman inflicted injuries on herself.
Clymer said he will take it into consideration if the attorney can find the document before Trask is eligible for shock probation.