Man accused of beating 21-month-old baby is indicted on child abuse charges

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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- The 18-year-old man who allegedly burned and beat a 21-month-old baby boy is indicted on charges of child abuse.

Trenton Higgins faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on his charges of aggravated battery to a child under 13 and domestic battery.

In December police say they responded to an area hospital where a baby had burn marks on its body along with other injuries. Police then identified Higgins as a suspect. Police say he was in a domestic relationship with the child's mother.