Injured baby taken to Florida hospital after days of no medical attention; man arrested: police
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A man is facing a child neglect charge after police said he brought a baby to a Florida hospital with broken limbs and many cuts and scrapes.
Justin Shavers, 19, was arrested and booked into an Alachua County jail for having the 1-year-old for days before seeking medical attention and for knowing the child was injured, according to a spokesperson for the Gainesville Police Department.
Police and the Department of Children and Families began an investigation after Shavers brought the child to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
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Authorities said he made conflicting statements and would not explain where the baby's parents were.
Charges are pending for whoever abused the child, police said.
An investigation is ongoing.