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Father Faces Child Abuse Charges



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CLINTON, Utah (AP) -- A man who told police a dog fractured his 4-month-old boy's skull by jumping off the bed onto the baby has been charged with child abuse. Clinton Police Detective Ryan Morrill says Timothy James Roberts told another story after he learned that doctors doubted the dog story.

The child was injured Sept. 9 and was taken to Davis Hospital and Medical Center by his father the next day. The baby had two broken ribs and a fractured skull. Police received a call from medical personnel Sept. 11 saying the injuries were suspicious.

Morrill says it is unclear what Roberts' precise actions were that caused the injuries, but he said it was more than shaking.

The baby was hospitalized for several days. Roberts was charged Friday with one count of second-degree felony child abuse. His baby is recovering.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

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