Deputies: Stepfather abused 3-year-old toddler

Deputies: Stepfather abused 3-year-old toddler

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by GLEN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36

WCNC.com

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 4:57 PM

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- A 3-year-old Union County girl is battling for her life at Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, and investigators say her stepfather is responsible.

The alleged abuse occurred sometime on Wednesday.  Union County Deputies say the 3-year-old is the victim of child abuse.

Thursday, investigators arrested 22-year-old Joshua Houser at the hospital. He’s been charged with child abuse and inflicting serious injury.

The arrest warrant says that the 3-year-old suffers from a broken collarbone, a fractured skull, a brain injury, and bruising on various points of the body.

Deputies say that Houser was alone with the girl when she was hurt. The 22-year-old is in the Union County Jail under a million dollar bond.

 

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