Man accused of aggravated battery against a child arrested

Alexander King
Alexander King(Peoria County Jail)
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 11:37 AM CST
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PEORIA COUNTY (25 News Now) - A man has been arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery, aggravated battery of a child with great bodily harm and endangering the health and safety of a child.

Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins says his office was called to a local hospital by the Department of Children and Family Services.

He says the victim is a boy under two months old and that the boy has serious injuries.

Watkins says King is the child’s father.

Detectives are still investigating.