Man Arrested for Allegedly Abusing 4-Month-Old Baby


A Jefferson County man has been arrested after authorities said he abused a 4-month-old baby.  Deputies from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Harder, 21, after they were dispatched to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, where the child was taken.

Deputies said the baby suffered trauma to its mouth, nose, and eyes.  Harder is the child’s mother’s boyfriend and was living with the family.  He’s in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $175,000.


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