Boyfriend, 23, charged in child abuse case
A 23-year-old New Hudson man is facing charges after his girlfriend's 5-month-old boy was hospitalized in mid-March with "multiple injuries consistent with child abuse."
On March 19 a detective responded to assist Children’s Protective Services at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital regarding a report of possible child abuse, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said in a release. The boy had visible injuries to his head, face, and stomach area and had internal injuries as well. Child Protective Services was alerted.
The boy's mother said he'd only been with herself or her boyfriend, the 23-year-old man. She noticed bruising on her son and contacted the family doctor, but when the bruising got worse, she sought immediate treatment.
Deputies with Oakland County took the boy's mother to the Lyon Township substation for an interview, during which time they came to believe the boy was injured while in the suspect's care. This would've taken place, police believe, at the family's home on the 30700 block of Jeffrey Court.
Police arrested the man, Seth Blumberg, at his workplace and took him to Oakland County Jail. He faces charges of first-degree child abuse and assault with intent to murder. At his arraignment Saturday at the 52-1 District Court in Novi, Blumberg was given a bond of $500,000.
The boy was released from the hospital this weekend and is in the care of his grandmother.