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