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March 1, 2013

Teen mom arrested, facing two felonies in connection to injuries to 7-week-old infant

Doctor: ‘extraordinary number’ of abrasions on infant’s body

TERRE HAUTE — A teenage mother faces two felony charges in connection to injuries to her 7-week-old infant who appeared to have “hundreds or possibly thousands of scratches” on his extremities.

Kalynn Douglas, 18, was arrested on suspicion of neglect of a dependent, a class-C felony, and battery resulting in bodily injury, a class-D felony, after Terre Haute Police were called to Union Hospital on Jan. 27 to investigate injuries on the child.

Family members allegedly told investigators that the child had been scratched by a cat, and that a puppy was found on the baby. However, a family member mentioned that the cuts might have come from a razor blade. Douglas admitted to police that she used to cut herself when she was about age 13.

The infant was transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where a doctor reported “an extraordinary number of recent linear abrasions over most of the body, front and back, though especially concentrated on the lower extremities.” The child also had a large bruise on his left hip.

Douglas was arrested Tuesday. She is scheduled to return to Vigo Superior Court 1 on March 25. Bail is set at $35,000 cash only.


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