Battle Creek infant suffers serious head trauma; Caretaker facing charges

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 25-year-old man is facing first-degree child abuse charges after police say he intentionally injured a 7-week-old infant.

According to a release, police were called to a Douglas Street residence at about 3:22 a.m. June 25.  The infant suffered serious head trauma, and initially police believed it was an accident.

After further investigation, police said they determined that the caretaker intentionally inflicted the injuries.  The child remains in intensive care in Kalamazoo.

The suspect has not yet been identified.

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  • Randi

    My youngest son suffered the same fate at the exact same age just over 6 years ago at the hands of his father. My son was in the ICU for 5 days with a subdural hematoma . (Pathetically enough, they found an old one on the MRI indicating that his father had injured him a few weeks prior as well.) Miraculously, my son made a full recovery and is a normal, healthy 6 year old. So there IS hope! However, our justice system is a joke. My son’s father only got 5 years probation and NO prison or jail time. His rights were not terminated. And he only went to prison for 3.5 of a 15 year sentence for violating that probation. (He was caught physically abusing his then girlfriend’s two little girls.) As of now, this bastard roams free having just made parole. I hope this poor child receives more justice than my son. The Kent county justice system failed me miserably.