Father charged with assaulting 7-week-old son

Allen Ray Walker (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Dept.)
Allen Ray Walker (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Dept.)

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Police arrested a Cape Girardeau man after they say he hurt his child.

Officers were called to a Cape Girardeau hospital for possible child abuse.

Investigators say the seven-week-old child had skull fractures, a large brain bleed, and various bruises.

The infant was taken to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment.

According to Cape Girardeau police, 21-year-old Allen Ray Walker was taking care of the child when the child was hurt.

The child's mother came home from work, noticed the baby was pale and had a bruise above his eye, and took him to the hospital.

Walker first said he didn't know what happened, then said a Pack n Play fell on the child, according to the probable cause statement.  He denied knowing how the child was injured.

Walker faces a charge of 1st degree assault.  He remains behind bars on $250,000 cash only bond.

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