Thursday, April 19, 2018
Public safety

St. Pete woman arrested in connection with baby's injuries

ST. PETERSBURG — By the time he was 49 days old, Tara Brown's son already had multiple injuries, authorities said.

When the baby boy arrived at All Children's Hospital last month, police said, doctors discovered a spiral fracture to his left femur. He also had broken ribs and a skull fracture.

The last two injuries, authorities said, were in the healing stages.

Early Tuesday, police arrested Brown. They said that because she was the primary custodian for her baby, she is responsible for his injuries.

Brown, 33, of St. Petersburg, was charged with aggravated child abuse. Jail records show she posted $25,000 bail and was released from jail Tuesday afternoon. She could not be reached for comment.

According to an arrest affidavit, Brown took her son, then 49 days old, to the hospital on March 13. Brown does not have any previous arrests in Florida, records show.

Police said the baby is expected to recover.

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