Jefferson County man charged with child abuse

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DE SOTO, MO (KTVI)– After more than a month of investigation, the Jefferson County prosecutor charged 25-year-old Jeremy Dean Rush with child abuse.

De Soto police say Rush had been left to babysit his cousin`s two year old son while she and her husband were working.

When the parents came home, they discovered their son had a fractured arm, severe bruising, internal injuries and bite marks.

The toddler’s two siblings, also in the suspect`s care that night, were not hurt.

The abused boy had to be hospitalized for several days, but police say he is home and doing well.