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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A former New Albany, Ind. police officer has been arrested and charged with child abuse in Bullitt County, Ky.
Earlier this month, police arrested Charles Bowman. Police say he physically abused his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
"He was charged with child neglect and abuse. The mother was also charged with the same thing," said Lt. Scotty McGaha, with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. McGaha described some of the child's injuries. McGaha said, "The child had a skull fracture, had bruising, had a black eye, had bruising throughout the body."
And police got involved after an employee at the child's daycare noticed bruises and contacted child protective services.
"We have a check system in place for every child that enters our center," said Lettisha Coleman, Director of Today's Kids in Shephardsville. Coleman made the call to child protective services. She can't comment on the case, but said they keep a daily journal for every child and that helps spot signs of abuse.
"We are trained to spot the abuse and know where things and places that aren't suppose to be bruised," said Coleman.
Meanwhile, police say medical experts have confirmed this was no accident.
The 2-year-old child is expected to make a full recovery. He has also been removed from the home and placed with relatives.