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Sheriffs Deputies Respond to Reports of Child Abuse

Today around 7:05 a.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Qualla Motel in Whittier after receiving reports of unexplained physical injuries on a four year old child.  Deputies were requested after first responders and EMS arrived on scene and noted the injuries to the child.  The child was transported to MedWest Harris and then transferred to Mission Hospital. The child is currently listed in critical condition.  The Sheriff’s Office has one person related to this case in custody at this time. Investigators are working the case and WRGC will bring you updates as they become available.