LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A man temporarily asked to watch a 5-year-old child was arrested and faces child abuse charges after the boy was severely beaten and bruised, according to authorities.

Las Vegas Metro Police officials said the child was brought into the University Medical Center emergency room Sunday suffering from several internal injuries and bruises over various parts of his body, a LVMPD statement reported.

Following an investigation by detectives with the LVMPD Abuse Neglect Detail, Deshaun Lewis was arrest in connection with the child’s injuries. The child remained hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.

Investigators determined Lewis was given temporary guardianship by the boy’s mother and was responsible for the boy’s injuries.

Lewis was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on three separate child abuse counts.


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