UPDATE:Child Abuse Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE (8/16/14) -- A Machesney Park man arrested for beating his girlfriend's baby says he didn't do it.

Dylan Abbott, 22, plead not guilty in court on Wednesday. Belvidere police arrested him back in July after emergency crews were called to a home on Davis Drive for a seven-month-old not breathing. The baby suffered a critical head injury.

Abbott will be back in court October 6, 2014. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.



BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- A 22-year-old Machesney Park man is in jail after he is accused of beating his girlfriend’s baby while the mother was out doing errands.

Belvidere Police say Dylan Abbott was arrested Saturday night after police were called to a home in the 2000 block of Davis Drive for a 7-month-old baby not breathing.

Police say the child was taken to a hospital and remains in critical condition with a head injury. If convicted, Abbott faces up to 30 years in prison.


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