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Man facing charges after child found unresponsive in Laurel County home

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Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 8:39 AM EST
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A Laurel County man is facing charges, accused of not properly taking care of an infant that ended up in the hospital.

"Found the four-month-old grandchild unresponsive," Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Sinking Creek Road in London Tuesday afternoon after the child's grandmother called 911.

"Found to have three injuries to the head," said Acciardo.

When they got to the home, they found the four-month-old, who was taken to a local hospital and then flown to UK Medical Center in Lexington with a brain bleed.

During their investigation, police say the child fell headfirst onto a tile floor while with her father, Dennis Jimmy Bell, 21, of London.

"We have three accidental hits to the head or what we don't know the true circumstances at this time," said Acciardo.

The injuries are all believed to have happened in the last week.

"He said he was bathing the child and it accidentally fell slipped out of his hands and hit its head on the tile floor," said Acciardo.

Officials are still investigating how the baby was hurt.

"We do know he didn't seek medical for the child," said Acciardo.

Bell is charged with wanton endangerment and is being held at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

We do not know the current condition of the child.

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