http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story...storyid=179692EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on $500,000 after being accused of breaking an infant's ribs.
Madison County prosecutors on Wednesday charged 27-year-old John Cravens of Troy with aggravated battery of a child.
Authorities say the 9-week-old baby suffered multiple rib fractures in May.
A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says that agency received a report of suspected abuse involving the child June 22 and is investigating.
It's unclear if the baby is in state custody.
Cravens doesn't have a listed home telephone number, and it isn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...0?OpenDocumentST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
TROY, Ill. - A Troy man has been charged with aggravated battery to a child.
Madison County prosecutors filed the charge Wednesday against John D. Cravens, 27, of the 300 block of Riggin Road. Bail was set at $500,000.
Troy police began an investigation after they were contacted June 22 when a 9-week-old infant was admitted to St. Louis Children's Hospital with numerous broken ribs. Police said the child was in protective custody Wednesday.
Cravens looks like a crack-head.....
I am just getting more and more frustrated with these child abusers, if they can't handle raising a child, there are just too many "good" options for a parent not to take them into consideration and admit that they don't have the ability or the desire to do what's right... Doesn't Illinois have a safe haven law?
I pray for you little one, to be safe and sound and most of all loved.....