Troopers say the 26-year-old man from Howard City is accused of abusing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old child. Child Protective Services called troopers to Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont on Saturday to look at the injuries to the child. Michigan State Police say the child’s mother brought the baby to the hospital after seeing injuries the baby had after being watched by her live-in boyfriend.
Medical tests showed the child suffered three broken ribs and significant bruising to the head, face and abdomen. Doctors say the child’s injuries were the result of abuse.
The suspect is being charged with one count of child abuse 1st degree and is lodged in the Montcalm county jail pending arraignment. If convicted the man could face life in prison.