Forsyth Co. man accused of abusing 5-week-old infant

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Edwin Douglas Allen, 22, of Walkertown

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County man has been charged with child abuse after deputies said he caused serious injuries to his 5-week-old infant.

Edwin Douglas Allen, 22, of Walkertown, faces two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Forsyth County deputies said they were called to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Feb. 17 in reference to an abused male infant.

Deputies said the child arrived at Brenner’s Emergency Department by ambulance after an emergency referral from the child’s pediatric physician.

Medical evaluations of the infant determined he had serious injuries including multiple fractures, bleeding on and within the brain, respiratory distress and other injuries, according to deputies.

Officials said the infant remains hospitalized and the Department of Social Services has assumed emergency custody of the infant. Parental contact has been restricted.

The suspect has been placed in the Forsyth County Jail under a $1 million bond.

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