Fox Crossing man charged with allegedly fracturing 3-month-old daughter's skull

FOX CROSSING, Wis. - A 19-year-old Fox Crossing man has been charged for allegedly abusing a three-month-old baby in early June.


Quinn Fredrickson has been charged with child abuse, intentionally causing great bodily harm.


Court documents show the child had a black eye, skull fractures, brain bleeding and a broken leg.


Village of Fox Crossing Police Officers responded to a call at St. Elizabeth Hospital emergency room in June.


Records show Fredrickson admitted to throwing a bottle at the baby and slapping her with the back of his hand when she wouldn't stop crying.


Nearby, in Outagamie County Department of Health and Human services said 0-3 months and 0-3 years old  are the most vulnerable for abuse.    


"The most concerning in that age category is abusive head trauma and infant co-sleeping deaths," Children, Youth, and Families Manager Melissa Blom said.


She said often parents are young and do not have the support.  Bloom said they refer families to services that can help them.


BABES Child Abuse Prevention Program works to prevent child abuse in the Fox Valley.


"The social workers in our community know about babes and as they're working with families who may not need to be fully in their system they will refer families to work with us," said Executive Director, Elder M. Williams 


Fox Crossing Police said the child remains in the hospital and additional charges against Frederickson may be filed.  Frederickson posted a $10,000 cash bond and is currently out of jail. Fredrickson will be back in court July 10 for his preliminary hearing.




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