Man Charged with Assault of 7 Week Old Infant

By KBJR News 1

Man Charged with Assault of 7 Week Old Infant

March 26, 2012 Updated Mar 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM CDT

Sandstone, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A man has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault and Malicious Punishment of a Child.

21-year-old William Robert Olsen was arrested after the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a report on March 22 of suspected child abuse from Essentia Health in Sandstone.

The criminal complaint states that Olsen assaulted his 8 week old daughter by grabbing her arm and leg and squeezing to the point that they both fractured.

The child's injuries were so severe that she required emergency surgery due to the chance of permanent disfigurement to the child's leg.

Investigators went to Essentia Health and were told the infant had been released to the family.

Investigators then found out that the baby had been brought to Gateway Clinic in Moose Lake for a follow up appointment.

The baby was transferred to the U of M Amplatz Hospital for further examination.

Olsen is in custody at the Pine County Jail and bail was set at $150,000 without conditions and $30,000 with conditions.

Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.