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Lebanon man jailed for abuse of infant daughter

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Robert Adley (submitted) Robert Adley (submitted)
LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lebanon man has been jailed on attempted homicide and other charges for the physical abuse of his 4-month-old daughter.

Robert Scott Adley, 27, was arrested Tuesday and ordered held at the county prison on $1 million bail, according to the Lebanon County Detective Bureau.

According to the criminal complaint, the baby's mother took the infant to Good Samaritan Hospital last week because of swelling and limited mobility in the girl's left leg. Doctors found the child had a fractured left femur, or thigh bone, as well as a fractured rib.

Adley claimed his daughter rolled off the couch and fell onto the floor the previous weekend and had cried for a few minutes, but seemed unharmed, according to the complaint.

The opinion of medical professionals, however, was that the injuries did not appear consistent with a fall from a couch, police said in the document.

During an interview with detectives, Adley said the child had fallen to the floor from the couch at least two other times while he was making dinner or using the bathroom, the complaint states.

Further tests at Penn State Hershey Medical Center found that the infant had additional injuries in various stages of healing; including fractures of the spine, a bruised lung, and multiple rib and leg fractures, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, the injuries could have caused the paralysis or death of the child. Detectives said she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

In addition to attempted homicide, Adley was charged aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

 

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