An alleged child abuse case in Lyon Township is under investigation.

A detective with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lyon Township substation responded to assist Children’s Protective Services at an area hospital on Thursday evening regarding a 5-month-old suffering from multiple injuries consistent with child abuse. The Sheriff’s Office reports the child had internal injuries and visible injuries to the face, head, and abdomen.

It was determined that the mother and child reside with the mother’s boyfriend in New Hudson, and the mother confirmed the child has only been in the care of herself or her boyfriend over the last several days. The mother reported she had begun noticing bruising on the child earlier in the week and contacted the child’s physician. As the child’s bruising became more pronounced, she sought immediate medical care. The mother’s boyfriend was located at his place of employment and transported to the substation to be interviewed. At the conclusion of interviews, the child’s mother was returned to the hospital and her boyfriend was lodged in the Oakland County Jail. The Office says it was determined he had physically abused the baby while the mother was gone from the home.

Criminal charges are pending against the 23-year-old New Hudson man and the child remains hospitalized. Children’s Protective Services and Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing the investigation. (JM)