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UPDATE: Additional Charges Filed in Wyoming Co. Child Abuse Case

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WYOMING COUNTY– We have more information on a story that WOAY brought you first. New charges have been filed in the case against a couple whose baby endured extensive trauma.

Gregory Church Jr. has been charged with child abuse on Wednesday by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department. Church and Crystal Thomas were arrested on December 29th after a report of an unresponsive child. Thomas’s 10 month old baby was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center and both Crystal and Church were charged with child neglect.

The baby has several broken bones, torn retinas, brain hemorrhages, and lip and tongue injuries. Doctors say the injuries were non-accidental and had occurred over a 2 to 3 week period. Deputies told us on Wednesday that the baby is stable and expected to live.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can Follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com


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