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Baby Nearly Smothered; Mother and Boyfriend Facing Charges

State police are investigating a disturbing case out of Johnson County. Police tell us an infant was nearly smothered after baby wipes were allegedly stuffed down it's throat.

Kentucky State Police say hospital officials extracted a baby wipe that was lodged in 8-month-old Braden Childres' throat. Police have arrested Jonathan Crum, 29, on first-degree criminal abuse. Crum is the boyfriend of the infant's mother.

We're told the infant's mother, Shuana Childres, was also arrested on complicity of criminal abuse charges.

State police say Childres took the baby to the emergency room around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, on September 7th, complaining the child was not breathing well.

Police say the hospital then notified state police about the incident, which started the child abuse investigation.

Childres is being held at the Fayette County detention center until she can be transported to Johnson County. Crum are being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.


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