A social worker at Akron Children’s Hospital contacted Stow Police on Sept. 15 to report a case of “possible shaken baby injuries” to a six-week-old Stow girl.
The infant, whose 25-year-old mother lives in the 4700 block of Waterford Circle, was at the hospital being treated for “a brain bleed.” The injury occurred sometime Sept. 14 through noon on Sept. 15.
The police report indicated that charges related to shaken baby injuries could include felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor.
However, police Lt. Anne Stirm said no charges have been filed to date and that the department cannot release information about possible suspects or the baby's current condition.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, subdural hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) is one of several characteristic injuries of shaken baby syndrome.