Ashville couple charged with aggravated child abuse

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ASHVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Marion Austin Dycus, 20, and Jordan Lanie Swenson, 19, have both been charged with aggravated child abuse. A release from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office states that the two were arrested at the beginning of the month following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Human Resources. Authorities from St. Clair County say that the abuse happened between March 1st and April 27th at a home in Ashville.

The infants were taken to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and admitted into the intensive care unit. They were released to family members because of the extent of their injuries.

Bond has been set for $1 million for each. They are scheduled to appear in an Ashville courthouse this Wednesday.

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