A father has been arrested on charges of child abuse following reports from hospital officials about injuries to 7-week-old twin infant girls, said Sgt. Michael Baylous, spokesman for the West Virginia State Police.
On Tuesday, Senior Trooper B.K. Smith and Trooper B.E. Young of the Clay detachment responded to a 911 call about suspected child abuse involving the twin girls, he said. The incident was reported by a social worker at Charleston Area Medical Center's Women and Children's Hospital. The troopers went to the hospital where they learned both babies had severe injuries, including several broken bones and brain bleeds.
After conducting interviews, the troopers developed a suspect, Richard Solomon, 29, of Wallback, the father of the infants. During the investigation, probable cause was developed to arrest Osborne for child abuse.
It is believed that on at least one occasion, Osborne violently grabbed the infants as they were crying and held them tightly against his chest, which led to the injuries they received, Baylous said.
Osborne was lodged in Central Regional Jail to await arraignment to magistrate court.