Jemison PD arrest man accused of assaulting, sexually torturing 15-month-old

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JEMISON, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jemison Police Department has arrested a man accused of aggravated child abuse and sexual torture of a 15-month-old child.

According to a Facebook post, Shawn Wesley Averett, 33, was arrested and charged July 18 after Shelby Hospital notified authorities that the child was admitted with head injuries.

On Thursday July 18th JPD Investigators arrested 33 year old Shawn Wesley Averett of Shelby charging him with Aggravated…

Posted by Jemison Police Department on Monday, July 22, 2019

Investigators say they obtained enough evidence to charge Averett with the crime.

As of now, the child is still listed in critical condition.

No other information has been released at this time. This investigation is still ongoing.

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