3-month-old hospitalized, father arrested for child abuse in Lenawee Co.

Jeremy Lee Perry (Lenawee County Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy Lee Perry (Lenawee County Sheriff's Office)

RAISIN TOWNSHIP, MI (Toledo News Now) - Police have arrested a Raisin Township man accused of beating his infant daughter.

Jeremy Lee Perry, 21, is charged with first degree child abuse. His 3-month-old daughter is still in the hospital after being found unresponsive on October 1.

"It's horrible, it really is. I mean, I don't understand what would possess anybody in their right mind to do something like that," said Andrea Rodriguez, mother of a 4-year-old in Adrian. "I mean, even if you weren't in your right mind...it's horrible."

Michael Decaire and Joseph Riddle are both fathers who live in Raisin Township, MI.  They can't believe something like this happened in their community.

"What drives a person to hurt their child?" asked Decaire. "I am a father of six. I can't imagine somebody hurting their kid."

"No one should ever hit a baby like that," said Riddle. "And if it was me personally, it's probably better that the cops and authorities took care of it instead of me."

Perry remains in the Lenawee County Jail on $1 million bond.  His preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 20.  His daughter's condition is unknown at this time.

This case remains under investigation.

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