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Baby has broken neck; 19 fractures
PORT ARTHUR - by Ashley Gaston - We have new disturbing information to report about what investigators are calling a horrific case of child abuse.
Caseworkers say the one month old girl had 19 fractures.
Faith Mason of Port Arthur is in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital. She's on a ventilator.
Investigators say charges will be filed against someone, but they're not releasing any details about who might be charged or when it'll happen.
Detectives met with the district attorney's office and child protective services to talk about which charges should be filed.
Faith Mason has a broken neck, both of her arms and both of her legs are broken as well as her thigh bone and several ribs. She also has a dislocated shoulder.
Doctors say the baby is suffering from bleeding to the brain.
Port Arthur investigators say they have been working around the clock to figure out what happened and how long the child has been abused. They say this isn't the first time.
Detectives arrived at Christus Hospital Saint Mary at about midnight Saturday and saw mason covered in bruises.
Her great aunt told KFDM news she and mason's mother rushed the baby to the hospital.
The great aunt said the baby was at her apartment, Lakeview Palms in the 5200 block of Gulfway when she noticed the baby wasn't acting like herself.
"Another family member saw something extremely wrong and came forward. This was a suspicious and we see how it turned out. If something is not quite right, then call us hopefully we can prevent something like this from happening to another baby."
CPS said it's important to call the abuse hotline number at the first sign of abuse. The number is 800-252-5400.