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Lebanon man charged with abusing baby

Robert Adley

Suspicions were aroused when a four month-old girl was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 23rd for swelling and limited mobility in her left leg. Her mother brought her to the hospital after a caregiver noticed the injury. Doctors determined the child had a fractured femur as well as a rib fracture. The child’s father claimed the baby had rolled off a couch and onto the floor, and that it wasn’t the first time it had happened. Medical professionals did not believe the baby’s injuries were consistent with his story and made a report of possible child abuse.

Police interviewed the child’s father, Robert Scott Adley, 27, of Lebanon. Adley again said the child had rolled off the couch several days earlier. He said the baby wasn’t crying until he picked her up. Adley says he thought the child was teething. He admitted he should have had her checked out, but said, “they roll easily. I have a very busy life. I should have used better judgement.”

The baby was examined by the Child Protection Team at Penn State Children’s Hospital. They discovered the baby had suffered numerous serious injuries: fractures of the spine, ribs and lower extremities, internal bruising, a hemorrhage of the left eye, and others.

Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold sent out a press release announcing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a childĀ  Adley. He is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail.





5 Comments to “Lebanon man charged with abusing baby”

    uhavenoclu said:
    July 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Why is it some jerks who don't deserve to have children are able to. While some who want and cherish and deserve children are unable to. ?

    JustSayin said:
    July 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Why is it it's either child physical abusers or child sexual abusers that we read about every single week!?! I've said it before and I'll say it again…..people need to get a new hobby!!

    ash said:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    no ppl just need to be hung like back in the day it was free and they werent about to get out n go do the same shit again like they do now if we did that then we wouldnt have this problem there would def. be less of it for sure !

      uhavenoclu said:
      July 31, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      Have public hanging every Saturday night. That would be the best reality show.
      Have it is at the local farmerrs market.
      I could go for that.

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