The investigation began Dec. 19 after a social worker from University Hospitals in Cleveland called police to report a 3-month-old child, showing signs of abuse, had been admitted to the hospital. The social worker told police the child’s mother, Angela Davidson, 28, had taken the child to the emergency room, saying that the child had been hit in the face with a toy.
Davidson said the child was in the care of her live-in boyfriend, Issac Palos, 33, who was not the child’s father.
The social worker and Lorain County Children Services were contacted after a doctor found multiple fractures to the arms and legs, bruising to the face and the inside of the mouth and tongue. The grandmother of the child was called and told Palos had to leave the home.
He was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony child endangering.
Lorain police Lt. Roger Watkins, said Palos was arrested because the child was in his care when the injuries were reported. He said Palos did not admit to injuring the child, and the incident is still under investigation.
Davidson, who was convicted of child endangering in January, has not been charged.
Palos has former convictions for criminal damaging, burglary, theft and vandalism, according to court records. He is awaiting sentencing for drug possession, driving under suspension and a red light violation in September and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges filed in November.
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