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Father charged with abuse of newborn infant

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Bobby McCutcheon (Source: Floyd County Jail) Bobby McCutcheon (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Major Keith Whitlow Major Keith Whitlow
Floyd Memorial Hospital Floyd Memorial Hospital

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - It was a rough and sorrowful start to life for an infant who was taken to Floyd Memorial Hospital with what turned out to be suspicious injuries. The baby girl was in pain and doctors soon found out why.

With so little knowledge of life and so few days in this world New Albany Police believe a baby in their community is already facing a fight for her life.

"A 3-week-old infant female was brought to Floyd Memorial Hospital by her parents who reported to physicians there that the child was in pain and appeared distressed," said Major Keith Whitlow of the new Albany Police.

It appeared to the staff at Floyd Memorial that the baby's distress and injuries were brought on by one of her own family members. A broken right arm seemed to be the major source of the infant's pain. Police believed they found the source of the broken arm.

"After that investigation, they were able to make an arrest of the child's father," said Whitlow.

Bobby McCutcheon is facing preliminary charges of a Class C felony in the Floyd County Jail. The Floyd County Prosecutor will determine the final charge.

As for the final word in this case or any other suspected case of child abuse, Whitlow said, "I would just encourage that anyone that has good cause to believe a child is being abused it never hurts to report that to Child Protective Services."

McCutcheon is expected to appear in court on Monday. New Albany Police did not give any other information about the child or the mother.

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