A man in Pasco, Washington, was arrested Monday after his girlfriend’s daughter was found with multiple broken bones.

According to local reports, police responded to a home on the 5900 block of West Court Lane on March 18 after receiving a call from the Child Protective Services for a welfare check. The responding officers found an infant girl with “significant bruising to her face.” The girl was immediately taken into protective custody.

A medical test was conducted on the girl which revealed that she had multiple broken bones all over her body including broken ribs. Police said some of the injuries were recent.

The girl’s mother and her boyfriend, identified as 20-year-old Tre'vere Brown, 20, were detained for questioning following which Brown was arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault of a child. His bail was set at $25,000. Investigation into the case was ongoing.

In a similar incident in Washington, a man was arrested for allegedly fracturing the skull of his newborn son. The accused, identified as 33-year-old Michael Cookson, returned home from work and got into an argument with the child’s mother. The woman then went for a walk and when she returned, she found Cookson and their son missing. Cookson returned home a short time later with the boy in his car seat and walked into the home.

A few moments later, the woman heard the child crying and rushed to the car only to find the boy with a swollen face and blood on his mouth. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where it was revealed that he had suffered “significant brain swelling,” and internal bleeding. Cookson was charged with aggravated battery to a child.

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