SC infant found with facial wounds and broken bones, parents charged

Dionna Boatwright, 18, and Christopher Womack, 22, of Sumter, SC are charged with one count of unlawful conduct toward a child.

SUMTER, SC – Dionna Boatwright, 18, and Christopher Womack, 22, of Sumter, SC are charged with one count of unlawful conduct toward a child.

Braden Bunch with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says the pair’s six-month-old infant was found with multiple injuries, including blunt force trauma to the face and several broken bones.

We’re told the infant was transported to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, where it remains in stable condition. The child is now in custody of the SC Department of Social Services.

“The thought of parents assaulting their own child, especially an infant like this, is almost impossible to imagine, and our office will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law possible,” said Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis.

Both Boatwright and Womack are being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. The two parents potentially face additional charges.

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