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Radcliff mom charged with abuse of 3-month-old

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By Jeff D'Alessio

A Radcliff woman, who police say grabbed her 3-month-old son by an arm and “threw the child against her chest” in November, was arrested Monday on a warrant.

Lindsay M. Montjoy, 19, is charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. If found guilty, Montjoy could face up to five years in prison on the Class D felony.

The incident occurred Nov. 30, according to the arrest warrant. The child later was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and was diagnosed with a transverse humeral fracture to the right arm.

Kosair notified Child Protective Services of the injury and CPS alerted Radcliff Police Department, RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said. The child has been in foster care since being injured, he said.

A witness told police Montjoy became upset and was arguing with a family member when she grabbed her child by the arm and pulled him up.

The warrant states studies show infants younger than 6 months have limited mobility and rarely would fall a sufficient distance to cause a fracture. Other studies “have stated the possibility of abuse should be considered when seen in younger children.”

Montjoy remained Tuesday afternoon in Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. As part of the bond requirements, she is not to take care of children or have unsupervised contact with the victim.

Montjoy is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Hardin District Court.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.