From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEMISON — Jemison Police arrested a man on charges of aggravated child abuse and the sexual torture of a 15-month-old male child Thursday, July 18.
According to authorities, the arrest of Shawn Wesley Averett, 33, came after investigators were notified by Shelby Hospital that the child was in their facility with head injuries.
The incident occurred in the Jemison Police jurisdiction. Police said investigators immediately started the investigation and were able to obtain enough evidence to charge Averett. The investigation is ongoing.
According to law enforcement, at last update, the 15-month-old was still in critical condition.