- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a Georgia man has been arrested after his 3-year-old stepson was taken to a hospital with a head injury.

News outlets report that 21-year-old Joshua Richards was charged with aggravated battery and first-degree cruelty to children, among other offenses.

Villa Rica Police Captain Keith Shaddix said in a statement that police responded to a report of an injured child at the Hickory Falls Apartments Tuesday. The boy’s mother called 911.

The condition of the child is unknown. Shaddix says the boy had severe trauma to the head.

News outlets did not report if Richards has a lawyer.



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