MAGNA, Utah, Jan. 24, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Magna couple has been charged with child abuse after their 10-month-old baby was discovered to be severely malnourished, weighing only 9 pounds.
According to a growth chart from the Center For Disease Control, an average 10-month-old child should weigh about 19 pounds.
Charged are Loren David Campbell, 23, and Julia Campbell, 24.
According to a probable cause statement, the girl, identified in court papers as A.C., was found to weigh 9 pounds on Oct. 18 of last year after having weighed in at 15 pounds during a doctor’s appointment in August.
After the October doctor’s appointment, at Exodus Health in Magna, the baby girl was diagnosed with failure to thrive, and was transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Detective James G. Timpson, Unified Police Department stated that medical records indicated A.C. was admitted to Primary Children’s Hospital for issues including “severely malnourished, failure to thrive, developmental delay, concern for neglect.”
The Campbells each are charged with one count of child abuse, a second-degree felony.