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Toddler in critical condition, mom's boyfriend charged

May 24, 2011 5:39:00 PM - thestate.com
Richland County authorities charged a 32–year-old man with child abuse Tuesday after a toddler was treated in the emergency room of Providence Northeast Hospital Sunday morning.

The 1-year-old girl remains in critical condition, Sheriff's Department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department was called after the unnamed child arrived at the hospital with “extensive bruises to her body and face” including head trauma, a release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department stated.

The child’s mother told authorities she was at work at the time of the incident and that the child was in the care of Antwan Gaddist, her boyfriend. Wilson said an investigation will determine when the child was injured and over how long a period.

Gaddist turned himself in and Tuesday afternoon was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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