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Dennis Ernest Brower, 22, and Sydne Rose Grier, 20, both of Winston-Salem.

Dennis Ernest Brower, 22, and Sydne Rose Grier, 20, both of Winston-Salem.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two Winston-Salem parents have been charged with child abuse after police said their 5-week-old baby was hospitalized with critical injuries.

Dennis Ernest Brower, 22, and Sydne Rose Grier, 20, were arrested Friday and charged with one count each of felony child abuse.

Police said they were called to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center last Monday in reference to a child with suspicious injuries.

Police said the preliminary examination indicated the child had sustained numerous injuries from abuse and remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Police said the suspects are the victim’s parents. Specific details about the allegations have not been released.

Brower was jailed under a $200,000 bond and Grier a $150,000 bond. Both have court planned for Jan. 30.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Winston-Salem police at (336) 727-2800.

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