In Greeley, a four month-old infant was taken emergently to North Colorado Medical Center and is now hospitalized at Children’s Hospital for injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. His father, Edward Matthew Sandoval, 24 year-old, was questioned by Greeley police and arrested for charges of child abuse involving serious injury.
Parents and caregivers with histories of alcohol and substance abuse, criminal history, domestic violence, sexual promiscuity, poverty and mental health disturbances are prominent features in many child abuse cases. Approximately thirty-three percent of abused children become abusive adults. Any child is at risk to be a victim of child abuse.