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Dad charged with abuse of infant boy

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ST. GEORGE — A 29-year-old man was arrested last week and charged with one second-degree felony count of child abuse after his baby was taken to the hospital with head injuries.

The man's 3-month-old son was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center on Saturday with the injuries and doctors there called police.

The baby reportedly suffered multiple skull fractures and was bleeding on the right side of his head when he was admitted to the emergency room. He was airlifted to Primary Children's Medical Center, where he remained Friday.

According to St. George police, the man said he was unaware how the infant had been injured but thought his 2-year-old daughter may have picked the baby up and then dropped him.