Evansville man charged with alleged child abuse of one-month-old


Twenty-one-year-old Veldon Huck has been charged in a case of alleged child abuse. (Photo courtesy Vanderburgh County Jail)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Twenty-one-year-old Veldon Huck, from Evansville, has been charged in a case of alleged child abuse.

Huck is being charged with battery and child neglect.

According to The Evansville Courier & Press, the charges came after Huck’s one-month-old child was found with several fractured bones and a torn frenulum — the tissue that attaches the tongue to the lower mouth.

Doctors reportedly discovered the injuries when the baby’s parents took the child to the hospital for a possible fever.

According to the report, Huck admitted to forcing a pacifier into the baby’s mouth, and holding down the child’s arms and legs at one point in the past.        

Huck is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.

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(This story was originally published on September 26, 2019)

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