5-year-old in critical condition; father charged with child cruelty

A 5-year-old is in critical condition after being abused by her father Sunday night, police said.

Investigators were called to Doctors Hospital where the child had been brought around 9 p.m. after she became unresponsive in her father’s home on the 2900 block of Gordon Highway. The child was transported to Medical College of Georgia with a brain bleed.

Her father, Willie Clifford Jones, 22, was jailed today on charges of first degree cruelty to children.

Police said Jones had been caring for the child during the past month while her grandmother, who she lives with, was having surgery.

Details are not being released on the object Jones used on the child. Police are also investigating the circumstances that led to the charge of abuse.

 

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