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Oregon Man Arrested for Beating 18-Month-Old Boy Inside Bar/HomeKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Police say they found the boy just in time.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ore. ) - A 24-year-old Springfield, Oregon man is behind bars today after he allegedly beat an 18-month-old boy over the weekend.
Springfield police say Jeffrey Thomas Sprenger was arrested on Wednesday at J.T.’s Place in downtown Springfield, a bar he co-owns, after police found the infant with severe head injuries, which included bruising and lacerations in a backroom of the bar where the child, Sprenger, and the boy's mother were living.
Officers responded to the bar after receiving a tip from the boy’s babysitter.
Investigators believe the boys injuries occurred on Sunday.
The child was rushed to an area hospital, then transferred to Dornbeckers Children's Hospital in Portland, where he is listed in stable condition police said.
Sprenger is logged in the Lane County Jail on two counts of First Degree Criminal Mistreatment and Second Degree Assault.
Police say the boy’s mother was in jail at the time of the incident, but she could also face charges.
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