GRAPHIC: The infant’s injuries are horrific, Alabaster man faces charges of abuse

Aaron Lee Ward charged with aggravated child abuse charges
Aaron Lee Ward charged with aggravated child abuse charges(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 28, 2020 at 1:26 PM CST
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ALABASTER, Ala. (WBRC) - Alabaster police are investigating a child abuse case involving a baby who is weeks old.

The baby is in critical condition. Investigators have arrested 23-year-old Aaron Lee Ward of Alabaster on aggravated child abuse charges.

Investigators say they were called to Children’s Hospital of Alabama on February 13, 2020, to investigate a child abuse report.

Investigators say they found the baby had multiple fractures to several parts of her body.

Court records show, and we want to warn you, her injuries are horrific. Records show the baby has 20 healing rib fractures, tibia and fibula fractures, both femurs are fractured, and she has extensive head trauma.

Investigators say the abuse happened several times. After their investigation they arrested Ward on February 26. He is currently in Shelby County Jail on a $120,000 bond.

“It’s always a sad day when a small child is harmed in this manner, we can only pray for a full recovery,” said Detective Randy Ray.

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