JEMISON, Ala. (WBRC) - Jemison police have charged a 33-year-old man from Shelby with aggravated child abuse and sexual torture of a 15-month-old boy.
Shawn Wesley Averett was arrested July 18. Investigators were notified by Shelby Hospital that the child was in their care with head injuries.
The child is in critical condition.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with medical expenses.