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Man Arrested After Child Injured
Updated September 8, 2017 7:20 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - Greene County Police arrested a Bloomington man after he allegedly told investigators he struck his infant daughter in the back of the head for the last several months.

19-year-old Tosumba Welch was arrested after his 9-month-old daughter was airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital on August 30th. She was reportedly unresponsive and having seizures.

The infant is currently at Riley Hospital for Children with multiple skull fractures, fractured ribs, three brain bleeds of varying severity, an injured collarbone and a fractured ankle.

During an investigation, police learned that Welch had squeezed her before and had also punched her in the head since she was four or five months old. Welch told detectives he would strike her in the back of the skull or on the sides of her head to make her stop crying.

He was arrested on three felony counts of domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury and one felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury. He appeared in court on Tuesday for an initial hearing. Greene County Superior Court Judge Dena Martin set Welch's bond at $60,000 and elected to not allow 10 percent to be posted. The decision was made due to the severity of the charges and the concern of Welch's attempt to flee if bond was posted.

A pretrial conference has been scheduled for Oct. 23.

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