Police: Man suspected in beating of toddler turns himself in

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A 21-year-old man turned himself into police in connection with the beating of a toddler.

The Minneapolis Police Department said in a Facebook post the male suspect was booked on probable cause assault. He has not been charged as of Thursday evening, according to jail records.

It came four days after police were called to Hennepin County Medical center, where staff were treating a 20-month-old suffering from "severe" injuries, police said in the release.

The child's injuries "do not appear to be accident related," according to the post.

Investigators interviewed people associated with the child and eventually felt they had probable cause to make an arrest, and asked the suspect to turn himself in.

The state's child protection services have been under the microscope in recent years, following a string of critical investigations and reports alleging issues and failures of the system.

According to an earlier claim from state lawmaker Rep. Ron Kresha (R-Little Falls), 25,297 children were reportedly abused or neglected in 2013. Seventeen children died.

A task force was set up in the wake of a Star Tribune investigation into the tragic case Eric Dean, a 4-year-old who died at the hands of his stepmother after concerns over maltreatment had been reported by caregivers on 15 occasions.

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