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Fairmont Man Arrested for Child Abuse
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 09, 2012 @ 8:14PM
Created on March 20, 2012 @ 6:23PM
A Fairmont man has been arrested, over accusations that he abused a 15-month old boy.

21-year-old Aaron Blosser allegedly struck that child's face, and then picked him up by his neck and choked him. Blosser also apparently bit the boy's face, but said it happened while they were playing.
Police say the child had multiple bruises on his face and head. Blosser is being charged with child abuse resulting in injury. His bail is set at $200,000.
More Information from Child Abuse Hotlines:
If you suspect abuse of any kind this site will surely be a valuable resource. For most states we list one general number for you to call to report suspected abuse of any kind.

WEST VIRGINIA:  Child Protective Services / 1-800-352-6513
Click Child Abuse Hotlines for information on hotline numbers for other states
Anyone may report suspected child abuse or neglect. Under West Virginia Law ( WV Code 49-6A-2 ) certain persons are required to report. These persons include:
  •     medical, dental, or mental health professionals
  •     religious healers
  •     social services workers
  •     school teachers and other school personnel
  •     members of the clergy
  •     child care or foster care workers
  •     emergency medical services personnel
  •     peace officers or law enforcement officials circuit court judges
  •     family court judges or magistrates
  •     Christian Science practitioners
How Do I Report?

When you suspect that a child is being abused you should report your concerns to the Child Protective Services ( CPS ) unit in the county office of the Department of Health and Human Resources where you live. Locate DHHR County Offices

Reports can also be made to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline ( 1-800-352-6513 ) 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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