A West End man is behind bars facing child abuse charges, according to Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields.

Juwan Ortez Wilson, 26, was placed under a $500,000 secured bond at the Moore County Detention Center Wednesday after being arrested for one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

The alleged crime took place in West End on Sunday, and the child suffered serious injuries.

“It was revealed that a four-month-old child was admitted to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill with serious injuries that were sustained while in the care of its father,” said Sheriff Fields in a news advisory. “While the injuries are considered serious, the child is expected to survive.”

The suspect has a Nov. 14 court date and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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