ODESSA, Texas (AP) – Police say a 1-year-old West Texas girl whose eyes and mouth were glued shut has been released from a hospital as her father faces allegations he attacked her.
Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur said Thursday that the girl and two siblings – a 2-year-old brother and 2-month-old sister – were placed with Child Protective Services. All three children were at their Odessa home when police responded to a domestic disturbance Sept. 16.
Their father, 29-year-old Johnnie Lee Carter, remains jailed in El Paso on a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Police say he’s suspected of beating and choking the 1-year-old and using an adhesive stick to glue her eyes and mouth shut.
They say Carter was arrested Monday in El Paso and awaits extradition.
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