Pawtucket man charged with physically abusing 2-month-old

Blackstone Valley

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Pawtucket man was arrested Wednesday after his 2-month-old child was brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with multiple injuries, including skull fractures and broken bones.

Carlos Melendez Campos, 23, has been charged with three counts of first-degree child abuse and appeared in Providence District Court Wednesday morning.

Campos waived his right to hear the charges against him and received a bail of $30,000. It is unknown if he is able to pay that money for his release.

Pawtucket police said they were called to the hospital Wednesday morning along with investigators from the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) for a report of serious child abuse.

After interviewing the child’s mother, police identified Campos as a suspect. He was apprehended and later confessed to abusing the child, according to police.

He did not enter a plea at court and the judge says that because this is a felony case, only bail could be determined.

Campos is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 3, 2021.

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