Chattanooga Police Department reports two men charged with child abuse

Chattanooga Police Department reports two men charged with child abuse

June 6th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

The Chattanooga Police Department has reported that two men have been charged with child abuse in two separate cases.

Dustin James McCord, 22, was charged with aggravated child abuse after what police termed was an incident of shaken baby syndrome. A release from the police department said they had been contacted by staff at Erlanger hospital who said "a 5-month-old baby had been brought in suffering from a seizure and exhibiting past and present shaken-baby symptoms."

Dustin James McCord, 22, was charged with aggravated child abuse after what police termed was an incident of shaken baby syndrome.

A release from the police department said they had been contacted by staff at Erlanger hospital who said "a 5-month-old baby had been brought in suffering from a seizure and exhibiting past and present shaken-baby symptoms."

Police said the baby's mother said she had left infant with McCord and had gone next door.

Police said McCord had come over about five minutes afterwards with the child asking for help.

The infant was then taken to the hospital.

Michael Childers, 28, was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.

In the second case, Michael Childers, 28, was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, police said.

The police department reported that a 7-year-old boy had been exposed to pornographic material by a stranger in a bathroom stall at 2020 Gunbarrel Road in East Brainerd.

Police said in a release the youngster had told his father who had then confronted the suspect about what had allegedly occurred.

The father called police and detained the suspect until they arrived, the police department said in the release.