Parents charged after infant girl suffers over 100 rat bites in Arkansas

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Around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities from the Magnolia Police Department were called to Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Arkansas in regard to a child that had been bitten by rats.

An examination has revealed that the infant had 75 to 100 rat bites all over her body, including on her arms, fingers, hands and face.

In one instance, a bite was so severe that the child's skull was visible through a one-inch wound in her forehead.

The parents, 19-year-old Erica Shryock and 18-year-old Charles Elliott, admitted to police that they knew there were rats in the house when they put their baby to bed around 5:30 a.m. but did nothing to address it.

The parents said they knew they had a rat problem, but did nothing about it. The baby's bassinet was bloodied and investigators found bloody rodent footprints inside. In a bedroom, they found a blood-soaked infant toboggan, a baby blanket with blood, and a wooden cabinet with rodent droppings. A doctor at Arkansas Children's Hospital said the bites would have had to happen over a period of several hours, according to the affidavit. Police say they waited to seek medical attention because they feared losing custody of the baby. They were booked without bond.

The names of the doctor and the baby were redacted from the report, released by the office of deputy prosecutor Ryan Phillips in Columbia County. She says she did not see how the couple did not wake up, since the baby was sleeping right beside them. One Arkansas Children's Hospital physician's opinion was that the baby was probably in distress for at least hours, and the parents were either incapacitated or absent to not have responded to the baby's suffering.

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Two teenage parents have been arrested after their newborn was taken to a hospital with "excessive rodent bites to its body".

The girl, estimated to weigh about 5 pounds, has since undergone reconstructive surgery to address the forehead wound.

Police arrested the couple and charged them both with felony endangering the welfare of a minor.

The doctor noted that there was severe skin destruction from rat feeding on the infant.

If convicted on the upgraded charges, Erica Shryock and Charles Elliot could receive up to 20 years in prison.

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