WALLBACK, W.Va. — A Clay County father is in police custody for allegedly abusing his 7-week-old twin girls, causing severe injuries.
West Virginia State Police arrested Richard Solomon Osborne, 29, of Wallback, and charged him with child abuse resulting in serious injury.
State Police at the Clay Detachment received a call Tuesday from a social worker at Charleston Area Medical Center, Women and Children’s Hospital regarding suspected child abuse.
Troopers responded to the call and found that both infants had severe injuries including several broken bones and brain bleeds.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Clay County Magistrate Court, one infant had several brain hemorrhages and broken ribs while the other infant had a hematoma on the right side of her head and several broken bones, including both her legs, arms and her ribs.
Troopers said, on at least one occasion, Osborne grabbed the infants while they were crying and held them tightly against his chest until they stopped crying. Troopers believe that is what led to the infants’ injuries.
Osborne is currently being held at the Central Regional Jail on a $40,000 bond.