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Man with history of child abuse accused of abusing child again

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Michael Woods, 27, and his girlfriend Devin Wills have been charged with felony child abuse. Police said Woods abused Wills' son and Wills did nothing to stop it Michael Woods, 27, and his girlfriend Devin Wills have been charged with felony child abuse. Police said Woods abused Wills' son and Wills did nothing to stop it
ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A Metro East man is accused of abusing a child while the child's mother is accused of doing nothing to stop it.

Michael Woods, 27, and his girlfriend Devin Wills have been charged with felony child abuse. Police said they received an abuse call from a hospital in Alton where they found Wills' 2-year-old son.

“With the amount of bruising to the face and back of the head, and groin region, it was pretty bad,” said East Alton Police Detective Christian Cranmer.

Police are not providing exact details on how the abuse took place, but did say Wills was nearby, but did nothing to stop the abuse.

“You have to ask yourself who's worse, the mother that knew it was happening and just didn't do anything about it, was afraid to do anything about it, or the guy who actually did it,” Cranmer said.

Woods was previously convicted for child abuse and was released from prison in July, 2014.

Police said the toddler is recovering with a guardian.

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