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Sheboygan Police investigating child abuse

Posted: 12:31 PM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 18:31:55Z
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Sheboygan Police are investigating a case of child abuse involving a toddler.

On Friday, police say officers responded to Memorial Hospital after receiving a report of a 35-month-old girl with substantial injuries consistent with abuse being treated in the ER.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital by a 25-year-old man who was in a relationship with the child's mother.

Police say the child was later taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin by Flight For Life. According to Sheboygan Police, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin staff diagnosed severe life-threatening injuries to the child as a result of blunt force trauma consistent with abuse.

The man was taken into police custody and held on a probation hold. On Monday, Sheboygan Police referred charges to the Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office for review including felony physical abuse of a child and possession of marijuana.

Police say the suspect remains in custody while the D.A. reviews the case. The child is still in the intensive care unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Police have not released the names of anyone involved, including the man in custody.