(KMOV) – A Fairview Heights woman faces abuse charges after police say she beat and injured her 7-week-old child.
Che Watson, 22, was charged Wednesday with two counts of aggravated battery to a child.
According to Fairview Heights police, officers on Nov. 24 received a phone call from the Department of Family Services after getting word that the child was taken by relatives to Cardinal Glennon Hospital with fractures to the femur and ribs.
Police investigated and arrested Watson after determining the injuries were the result of child abuse.
She was taken to the St. Clair County Jail, where she remains on a $500,000 bond.
According to police, the child is currently with its grandparents and is recovering in a cast.