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Father charged with abusing 3-month-old baby

The baby is now recovering in the hospital.  22-year-old Matthew P. Jones, of Owingsville, is charged with criminal abuse.

Matthew Jones

A Bath County father was arrested after police say he abused his 3-month-old baby.

Kentucky State Police charged 22-year-old Matthew P. Jones, of Owingsville, with first degree criminal abuse, involving a child younger than 12.

Police say just after 8:30 Wednesday night, they received a call from the Saint Claire Medical Center in Morehead, concerning a 3-month-old in the hospital's care.

Police say the hospital's staff suspected the baby had been abused, and that there was visible bruising on the baby's body.

Jones, who is the baby's father, was arrested after a police investigation, and lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.
He will appear in court September 13th.

Police believe the injuries to the child were intentional. They say the child is now stable at UK Hospital.

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