6-year-old boy in critical condition with burns, man arrested in connection
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:01:24 GMT —
A 6-year-old boy in Saginaw is in critical condition with burns and other injuries according to the Michigan State Police.
The Saginaw Police Department responded to a home on Aimes Street in Saginaw near North Carolina Street at about one on Thursday afternoon on a report of an unresponsive child.
When the police arrived, according to officials, they found the boy with burns on his body and trauma to his head.
The Major Crimes Unit, which consists of detectives from the Saginaw Police Department and the Michigan State Police, investigated and now have a suspect in custody.
"It's critical. You know, unfortunately it's a very sad situation when you have a young child that appears to have been abused in this fashion. So to be able to get someone who appears to be the suspect in the crime is good but it's still a very sad situation. We just pray that the young child recovers," said Lt. Brian Cole, Michigan State Police.
The suspect, a 39-year-old man from Saginaw, has been charged with first degree child abuse, assualt with intent to commit murder and torture. He is now in the Saginaw County Jail.
The name of the victim and of the suspect have not been released at this time.