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POLICE: Parents arrested after 2-month-old hospitalized with brain injury, broken bones

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mt. Washington Police say they've arrested two parents after their 2-month-old girl was hospitalized with a brain injury and broken bones -- injuries police say were caused by the father.

According to arrest warrants, it happened on Sept. 25. Police say the father, 27-year-old Brian Ray, told the mother, 25-year-old Jocelyn Myles, that their child "was not acting right." Ray allegedly told her that the child wasn't eating.

When Myles came home from work, police say she tried to seek medical attention from a neighbor who happened to be a nurse. Police say the neighbor came to their apartment and noticed that the child, "appeared to have bad color, bruising, and was clammy." EMS was contacted and the child was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

According to the warrant, the child was diagnosed with a brain injury, a fractured wrist, and two fractured ribs.

"The fractured wrist and ribs were determined by medical professionals to be old wounds that were in the process of healing," the arrest warrant states. "Mr. Washington Police interviewed the employer of Ms. Myles who indicated that Ms. Myles informed her that Mr. Ray was responsible for the child's injuries."

"The child is currently in ICU at Kosair Children's Hospital," court documents state.

Arrest warrants were issued for Ray and Myles on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and they were arrested later that evening. Both are charged with first degree criminal abuse, and are currently being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

The condition of the child is not known at this time.

"Whoever did that to her definitely needs to be punished because that's unacceptable," said Lena Plahuta, a neighbor of the child. "I mean, that's a two-month-old baby. You don't do that. They are gifts from God and if you can't take care of them, then you should give them to someone who can." 

Both suspects were arraigned Wednesday morning.

Someone who was in their apartment Wednesday declined to do an interview.

“I don't want to talk about it right now. I've been crying for five days. I'm stressed out,” she told WDRB.

“It's pretty surprising,” said Lena Plahuta, a neighbor.

Plahuta says if the allegations are true, she wants to move.

"It's scary. I'm a mom. I mean, he's 17 but it doesn't take away from the anger or the nervousness that you would feel knowing there are so many small children that live in this little community right here and I can't imagine if that would have happened to my child,” she told WDRB.

“Whoever did that to her definitely needs to be punished because that's unacceptable. I mean, that's a 2 month old baby. You don't do that. They are gifts from God and if you can't take care of them, then you should give them to someone who can,” said Plahuta. 

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