Couple Arrested For Child Abuse

A South Carolina couple was arrested for abusing their infant child and forcing a teething toy into their son's mouth.

Billy Ray Hawkins Jr., 21, and Rachael Jade Nichole Herron, 19, took their son to a Greenville hospital on August 14. They made up a story that the teething toy and spontaneously exploded in their son's mouth. The police weren't buying it.

The baby was found to have been covered in bruises, fractures in both of his arms, an eye swollen shut, and a bloody mouth. The police found the teething toy in the trash of the emergency room, broken in half and covered in blood.

Billy and Rachel were swiftly arrested and charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child. Their combined bail is currently $75,000. The infant is recovering and being placed into the custody of the Department of Social Services.

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