WARNING! The abuse described below is extremely graphic and highly disturbing…The staff at Minor Topics is rendered speechless by this senseless act of violence and abuse against a baby.
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The toddler’s injuries weren’t consistent with how the couple said the girl hurt herself, said Jaroscak, who called the case among the “most devastating” he’s seen.
Charging documents state that doctors at Primary Children’s Medical Center – where the toddler was sent because of her extensive injuries – examined the girl and found chemical burns on the toddler’s face, hands and eyes. The burns on the girl’s eyes caused severe corneal damage that could result in her losing her vision, according to the documents.
The girl also suffered hemorrhages in both eyes and at least 50 cuts on her hands. Doctors discovered seven broken bones in her left hand and five in her right, which they believe were caused by “violent squeezing or blows directly to the hands,” the documents state.
Patches of her hair were missing as were two teeth, injuries which doctors’ said were consistent with blunt force trauma.
Roberts told detectives that she and Crispin, her live-in boyfriend, used a syringe to reduce swelling in the toddler’s hands on Monday.