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Baby’s father charged in Winkler, Man. child abuse probe

A 26-year-old Winkler man is in custody after police in the southwestern Manitoba city wrapped up a child abuse investigation that began last month.

Police said they were initially contacted on May 16 about a two-month-old baby who was found to have injuries consistent with maltreatment. The infant was taken into the care of Child and Family Services and sent to a Winnipeg hospital for treatment.

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Further medical assessments showed that the baby had serious, extensive injuries, caused over time.

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After an extensive investigation, police allege the child’s father had violently assaulted the infant on numerous occasions. The man is also accused of assaulting the child’s mother, 25, as well a two-year-old relative, over the past year.

The man was arrested earlier this month at a home in Winkler, and faces more than a dozen charges, including seven counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, seven counts of failing to provide necessities of life, as well as aggravated assault, assault, and assault with a weapon.

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