On Wednesday night a six-week-old female infant from Colville was transported via Med Star to a Spokane hospital.
Authorities say the baby showed signs of abuse and Spokane Police began an investigation. Spokane Police alerted Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen to the abuse and Stevens Co. Sheriff's deputies interviewed 18-year-old David M. Ordway, who lived with the baby's mother.
According to Allen, Ordway confessed to abusing the child. As of now, itâ€™s unclear whether he is the babyâ€™s biological father.
The baby appears to have been shaken and also suffered some other forms of abuse, says Allen. The investigation is still ongoing. Allen says that the baby's mother was not involved in the abuse of the child.
Ordway is currently in custody at the Stevens County Jail and had his first court appearance Friday morning.
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