MONROE (WWJ) – A 32-year-old Monroe County man is behind bars charged with first degree child abuse as his alleged victim remains in an intensive care unit.
According to Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone, deputies on Saturday were dispatched to a home in the 3000 block of Lewis
Avenue in Ida Township on a report of a 9-month-old child with difficulty breathing.
The girl was taken by EMS to ProMedica Toledo Hospital where she was admitted to the pediatric ICU with what were described as “life-threatening injuries.” Doctors evaluated the child and determined that her injuries were consistent with child abuse, Malone said.
Following an investigation, Justin Charles Davis of Ida was arrested. According to the sheriff’s office, Davis is not related to the victim but was watching her at the time of the abuse.
Davis was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday at which time bond was set at $500,000 cash or surety. The child’s name has not been released.
As an investigation continues, anyone with information about this case is asked to call Det. Mike Preadmore at 734-240-7719.