Suspect Cantu in baby assault (MLPD)
Suspect Cantu in baby assault (MLPD)
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Police have released the full extent of the injuries suffered by a baby that was assaulted last weekend.

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21-year-old Donovan Cantu, of Moses Lake, is in the Grant County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree on a Child.

Early Friday morning, Moses Lake Police responded to a call from Samaritan Hospital. Officials there reported a baby was brought in, suffering severe injuries and it was being prepared to be flown to Spokane for more intensive care.

In addition to the previously mentioned injuries, the child also had numerous abrasions and bruising to its face and head.

Police were able to interview the family, collect evidence, and then located a surveillance video recording of the actual assault taking place.

At that point, Cantu was arrested. Fortunately, the baby survived as of last word, was still in Spokane being treated.

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Police did not mention what relationship Cantu has with the child. The investigation continues.

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