Sarasota, Florida – An aggravated child abuse charge has been brought against a 22-year-old man after his 6-week-old son suffered a head injury. The sheriff’s office said Joshua Hammer of Bee Ridge Road is also charged with one count of child neglect. Hammer and his wife brought the infant to Sarasota Memorial Hospital saying their son had a fever. Doctors determined the infant had bleeding on his brain.
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