4-month-old in hospital after father accused of child abuse - KMOV.com

4-month-old in hospital after father accused of child abuse

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A 22-year-old father was arrested after police were called to a Belleville home to investigate a report of child abuse.

On Wednesday night, officer responded to the 200 block of Freedom Dr. and found a 4-month-old baby girl at the home with her father.

Officers took the baby, who was conscious and breathing, into protective custody.

The baby was evaluated by EMS at the house and showed signs of abuse, according to police.

The girl was transported to a St.Louis-area hospital in stable condition.

Authorities took the father into custody as this investigation continues.

The case will be forwarded to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Belleville Police are asking anyone with information to call 618-234-1212 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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