Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dad charged with felony child abuse of 5-week-old son (Forsyth County, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as EDWIN DOUGLAS ALLEN. No mention of a mother in the home. Was there one? What happened to her? At any rate, she no longer has custody either, even though she is apparently not charged with anything. Why?

Father faces felony charges in injuring of baby

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:57 pm

MEGHANN EVANS/Winston-Salem Journal

Investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office have charged a 22-year-old man with two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury after his 5-week-old child was hospitalized.

Officers on Thursday arrested Edwin Douglas Allen, 22, of the 6000 block of Cain Forest Drive in Walkertown. He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $1 million.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center contacted the Sheriff’s Office on Monday night to report suspected child abuse involving a 5-week-old boy. Officials say the infant arrived at Brenner’s Emergency Department by ambulance after an emergency referral from the child’s pediatrician.

The child’s injuries include multiple fractures, bleeding on and within the brain, respiratory distress and other injuries. The infant remains in the hospital, and the Department of Social Services has assumed emergency custody.