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Teens charged in abuse of infant daughter

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two Williamstown teenagers have been jailed for the abuse of their infant daughter.

State police said they arrested 19-year-old Brett Bohner and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Chelsea Cormack, on charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering a child.

Bohner and Cormack on Wednesday took their 8-week-old daughter to the emergency room at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where doctors found the infant had a broken femur, or thigh bone, as well as a broken collarbone and ribs and blistering on the bottom of her feet, police said.

The doctors called police because the baby's injuries were highly suggestive of non-accidental injuries, authorities said.

The parents were interviewed by police on Thursday, and Bohner admitted to breaking the baby's leg while changing her diaper, authorities said.

Each was sent to Dauphin County Prison on $150,000 bail.

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