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Farmington man charged for abusing toddler

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(KMOV)--A Farmington man is charged with child abuse, after a 1-year-old child was hospitalized for head injuries. 

Timothy Portell III, 26, has been charged with abuse of a child. Bond was set at $75,000. 

According to authorities the 1-year-old child was taken to Parkland Health Center and then to Children's Hospital in St. Louis suffering a moderate hematoma pushing through the brain on one side, retinal hemorrhages, and seizures. 

Portell told police he was babysitting and placed the child in an unbuckled car seat on a table while he went to the bathroom.

Portell said the child was lying on the floor when he returned. 

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