Man charged with rape, murder in 7-year-old Ky. girl’s death

Timothy Madden (WKRN)

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) – A 38-year-old man was arrested in the murder of a young girl in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that Timothy “Timmy” Madden is now facing charges in Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin’s death.

The 7-year-old was reported missing at 7:40 p.m. during a little league game at Allen County Scottsville High School and found dead at 8:05 p.m. in a small stream of water nearby. Her death was ruled a homicide two days later.

Gabrella Gabbi Doolin
(Courtesy: Facebook/Doolin family)

Madden was charged with kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder. He’s being held without bond in the Barren County jail.

News 2 cameras were rolling as Madden was led to a sheriff deputy’s car Friday afternoon. When asked what he had to say, Madden replied, “I’m sorry for their loss but I’m innocent.”

“Ever since we got the call last Saturday night, the people who work for the state police, along with the people from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Scottsville Police Department have worked tirelessly to bring this matter to the point where we are today,” said Captain John Clark with Kentucky State Police.

A source confirmed to News 2 that Madden is a local father of five children and attended high school with victim’s father, who is the same age. The source also said he was sitting near the family the night of her disappearance.

The cause of Gabbi’s death has yet to be released. The investigation is ongoing.

Kentucky State Police asked for the community to continue to pray for the Doolin family.

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