A Dauphin County woman has been arrested for assaulting and endangering a 1-year-old child.
Mackenzie Gordy, 20, of Elizabethville, failed to properly care for the boy and did not seek proper medical attention for him when he was in need, state police in Lykens said.
The child was treated at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Sept. 21 for fever-like symptoms and was found to be suffering from a serosal tear within his abdomen that was described as "very serious and potentially life threatening," police said in a statement Friday.
The boy was also found to have rib fractures, including some which had started to heal, and previous episodes of traumatic injury including bruising to his scrotum, along his left eye, right forehead, left ear and right groin area, police said.
He also had a blood infection and an enlarged stomach due to a perforated bowel that allowed fluid and air to leak into his stomach, according to police.
Police said all of the injuries revealed that the boy had been abused on numerous occasions in the past, and some of the injuries can be shown to have occurred while the child was under Gordy's supervision.
The police statement did not provide Gordy's relationship to the boy.
Gordy was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
She was released on $35,000 bond and faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 8.