Man charged with child abuse, aggravated battery

Published On: Mar 31 2014 01:49:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2014 04:57:29 PM CDT
Manual Paez

A man is charged with abuse of a child and aggravated battery after a mother took her infant son to the doctor last week, not knowing how the baby was hurt.

Manual Paez was charged Wednesday. Both offenses are felony charges. He has a preliminary hearing set for April 16.

Paez was arrested in connection to the case involving his 4-month-old son last week. His bond is set at $25,000.

Police say the infant's mother took her son to the doctor Friday, March 28.

The doctor said the stories weren't consistent, and called 911. The boy was taken to St. Francis for multiple injuries.

Sgt. Bradford, EMCU, said the boy is now in stable condition.

Four other children, ranging in age from 1 to 17, were taken into police protective custody, but they have since been returned home.