Father charged with abusing 7-month-old child

SHERWOOD TWP, Mich. — A man is facing charges after police say he physically abused his young child. 

24-year-old James William Smith is facing two counts of child abuse in Branch County.  Police say they are investigating his role in a child abuse case that happened in the 200 block of Wheatfield in Sherwood Township.  Police tell FOX 17 that Smith is the child’s father.

Michigan State Police say the 7-month-old had been transferred to the hospital to be treated by the pediatric intensive care unit for “non-accidental head trauma.”

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