By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a man for allegedly injuring a toddler so badly that she ended up in Children’s Hospital with broken bones, brain bleeds and brain swelling.READ MORE: Police Investigating Fight At North Versailles Bowling Alley
Twenty-year-old Dakota Anthony told police that he was watching the girl at home in Petrolia, Butler County and that she got hurt when she fell off of her changing table.
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Doctors determined that the girl’s injuries were too severe to be have been caused by a fall and were consistent with child abuse.
According to court paperwork, Dr. Rachel Berger said, “The constellation of injuries is inconsistent with a 3-foot fall. These injuries without a history of a severe event such as a high-speed motor vehicle crash are diagnostic of abusive head trauma.
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