Rhode Island police have arrested a man and accused him of abusing his own infant daughter, as reported by WPRI.
Alfonso Acevedo, 28, is alleged to have doled out many brutal beatings to the 2-month-old girl, which came to the attention to the authorities when the unidentified infant was brought to the hospital on Wednesday with a fractured leg. After a close examination, doctors revealed that she had 12 separate fractures throughout her body, most of which were at different stages of healing, indicating multiple violent incidents, according to the arrest report.
Police conducted an investigation and arrested Acevedo on Friday, arraigning him on three charges of first-degree child abuse, one for each beating investigators believe he issued the infant.
This is the first time the Department of Children Youth and Families had been called to investigate the suspect and his family. Social workers took custody of the infant, as well as her twin 2-year-old sisters. Authorities say the twins showed no immediate signs of abuse.
Acevedo is being held on $75,000 bond. Additionally, a judge barred him from contact with children, as reported by Providence Journal.
If convicted, he could face 20 years behind bars for each count. Acevedo is due back in court on June 22. As of this writing, he has not entered a plea. It is unclear if he has obtained legal counsel.
[Featured Image: Pawtucket Police Department]