Racine man accused of abusing three-month-old baby

RACINE -- A 25-year-old Racine man is in custody and expected to be charged with child abuse. This, after a three-month-old girl in his care was brought to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with severe injuries.

The infant was initially transported by Racine Fire Rescue to Wheaton-Franciscan All Saints E.R. on Sunday, February 26th. She was then transferred to Children's Hospital. The baby remains in critical condition.

The staff of Children’s Hospital also learned a one-year-old boy lived in the same home as the baby girl. Racine County Human Services and the Racine Police Department responded to a home in the 1800 block of 6th St. to check on the welfare of the boy.

Officers located the boy and the accused in the home. The boy was placed in the custody of Racine County Human Services and the accused was transported to the Racine Police Department. He was subsequently taken to the Racine County Jail on an unrelated offense.

On Friday, the accused was arrested for Physical Abuse to a Child. He's currently in custody in the Milwaukee House of Corrections. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office is expected to issue formal charges in the near future.

Racine investigators are interested in any additional information that you may have about this crime. You are urged to call the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700 and ask for the Investigations Unit, or Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.