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Woman arrested after two-month-old suffers broken ribs, skull fracture

Amberly B. Lomax (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Amberly B. Lomax (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A Lexington woman was arrested after a two-month-old girl suffered a skull fracture, multiple rib fractures and a fractured clavicle over several weeks.

Amberly Lomax, 22, was arrested Wednesday on a charge inflicting great bodily injury upon a child, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said

According to an arrest warrant, the girl was taken to the hospital Sept. 22 with "great bodily injury to her person, including a skull fracture," Metts said.

Medical staff at the hospital performed a skeletal survey on the girl's body and detected that the girl also had suffered 13 rib fractures and a fractured clavicle, Metts said.

The girl is believed to have suffered the injuries between June 29 and September 22.

Metts said Lomax was responsible for caring for the girl at the time she suffered the injuries to her skull, ribs and clavicle, Metts said. Lomax could not explain to detectives how the two month old was injured repeatedly.

The physical abuse was reported to the sheriff's department after the girl received medical treatment.

The girl undergoing medical treatment on Thursday and is expected to fully recover from her injuries, Metts said.

The South Carolina Department of Social Services took emergency protective custody of the  girl.

Lomax is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on $175,000 bond.

Under South Carolina law, infliction of great bodily injury upon a child is a felony and carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison.

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