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Man charged with child abuse in Cleveland County said he bit infant out of frustration

Thomas William Culbertson, 22, is charged in Cleveland County with four counts of child abuse by injury. He is accused of biting a 1-month-old girl, who was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital Oct. 9 with a broken leg.

NORMAN — A man accused of biting a 1-month-old girl and sending her to the hospital has been charged in Cleveland County.

Thomas William Culbertson, 22, of Oklahoma City, was charged Friday with four counts of child abuse by injury. He is being held in the Cleveland County jail on $250,000 bail.

Oklahoma City police were called by a Cleveland County Department of Human Services worker after the girl was admitted to OU Medical Center on Oct. 9 with a broken leg, multiple bite marks and a torn rectum.

Culbertson told officers he bit the girl on the foot out of frustration on Oct. 4 and left a bruise. He also said he bit her on the stomach and back of her leg on another occasion, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Read more from this Tulsa World article at;articleid=20111017_12_0_NORMAN446148

Added: Oct-21-2011 Occurred On: Oct-17-2011
By: Zipper10
Regional News
Tags: man, bites, infant, torn, rectum
Location: Norman, Oklahoma, United States (load item map)
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