Burbank police investigate alleged abuse of 5-week-old infant

A five-week-old infant from Burbank is in critical but stable condition after suffering multiple broken bones, and her 19-year-old father is in police custody on suspicion of child abuse.

The father, identified by police as Matthew Wojcik, was arrested Tuesday night after Children’s Hospital Los Angeles staff alerted investigators of the infant’s broken bones, and that the injuries may have been a result of child abuse.

After interviewing the infant’s parents at the hospital, Burbank police arrested Wojcik on suspicion of felony child abuse. He remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bail and is due in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, according to police.

The infant, meanwhile, will remain at Children’s Hospital.

--Jason Wells, Times Community News

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