North Carolina parents charged after months-long abuse of infant daughter

North Carolina parents charged after months-long abuse of infant daughter

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man is facing charges after police say he abused his infant daughter for the first four months of her life, our news partner WTVD reported.

Verdine Dunn, 24, is accused of abusing his daughter, from shortly after she was born in March through late July.

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Dunn's arrest warrant detailed the infant's injuries, which included "an arm fractured in two different places, 11 rib fractures of various ages, a clavicular (collarbone) fracture, abnormal liver function indicative of blunt force trauma and bruising on the child's abdomen, back and face."

Dunn initially told police his daughter's injuries stemmed from when she fell off a bed. Officials said a fall off of a bed could not have caused the extensive injuries on the baby.

Dunn was arrested over Thanksgiving weekend. The child's mother, 34-year-old Nicole Latorre, was arrested Oct. 25 and charged with negligent child abuse.

Investigators said Latorre did not report the abuse, and she has since bonded out of jail.

Dunn is charged with felony intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury and felony negligent child abuse.

Child Protective Services did intervene, but it is unclear where the baby is and with whom she is living.