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Mount Morris man facing 6 counts in abused baby case

November 6, 2018

OREGON – A Mount Morris 19-year-old accused of physically abusing a 5-month-old girl was charged today in Ogle County Court with six counts of aggravated battery to a child.

If convicted, Shane Wilson faces 6 to 30 years on each count. He is in jail on $500,000 bond; his next hearing is Nov. 21. A public defender was appointed.

The girl was in critical but stable condition in a Rockford hospital after enduring abuse that occurred over “a couple of days,” Ogle County Sheriff Brian Van Vickle said Monday.

He is not related to the child, but lives in the same house, Van Vickle said. He will turn 20 on Nov. 24.

The baby suffered a fractured skull and broken ribs, arms, legs, and wrists. She also had cranial bleeding and a collapsed lung, investigators said.

She was hospitalized Oct. 30. Wilson, who has a history of domestic abuse, was located around midnight Oct. 31 and jailed on warrants from two previous cases.

He was convicted in September 2017 of misdemeanor domestic battery and sentenced to a year and a half of probation. A felony charge of battering a pregnant person was dismissed.

He was charged in March with five counts of felony domestic abuse, felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor resisting; he pleaded down to one count of aggravated domestic battery and in June was sentenced to 2 years’ probation.

The first warrant was issued for failure to pay or appear in the 2017 case, and the other on a petition, filed Aug. 31, to revoke his probation in this year’s case, also for failure to pay or appear.

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