Baby In Critical Condition After Beating

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 07/22 2014 04:15PM

Updated 07/22 2014 04:18PM

Dylan Abbott
Dylan Abbott

BELVIDERE - A baby is nearly beaten to death by its mother's boyfriend.

It happened on July 19 in the 2000 block of Davis Drive.  An ambulance was initially called because the child wasn't breathing.  It was taken to SwedishAmerican in Belvidere before being transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

The child is still listed to be in critical condition with a head injury.

Police arrested 22 year-old Dylan Abbott of Machesney Park.  He's charged with aggravated battery of a child, an offense that could land him in prison for 30 years.

Investigators say Abbott was babysitting while the mother was running an errand.

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