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.