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May 19, 2014

Father faces charges of abuse on son

Police say arms, ribs fractured, 6 week old bitten

Sunday, May 19, 2014 — A Badin man is in jail accused of fracturing his infant son’s arms, ribs and biting him on the legs.

Alvin Ray Baskins Jr. remains jailed on felonious charges of child abuse inflicting serious personal injury and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to Badin police Sgt. Scott Williams.

The alleged incidents occurred between Dec. 31 and March 14, with the more serious injuries occurring when the infant was 6 weeks old, Williams said. The boy was born Nov. 5.

In addition to fractured bones in each arm, the infant suffered four fractured ribs, Williams said. There were multiple bite marks on the boy’s legs, including some that appeared to have been older. The Department of Social Services was first to intervene and contact police. DSS removed the child from the home of his father. The boy and his mother have been residing with the maternal grandmother in Norwood while Baskins, 27, remained at his Badin residence.

Since Baskins’ May 5 arrest, the child and his mother have returned to the Badin residence they shared with Baskins.

Baskins was jailed under a $10,000 bail. He has yet to post bail as of Friday.

If Baskins makes bail and returns home, DSS requires the boy to be separated from the same residence of his father. Any visits between Baskins and his son must be supervised, Williams said.

Police are investigating whether Baskins has other children in Indiana that may have also suffered abuse.

To submit story ideas, contact Ritchie Starnes at (704) 982-2121 ext. 28 or email ritchie@stanlynewspresscom.

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