One arrested after toddler hospitalized with skull fracture

WARSAW, Ind. – A Warsaw man has been arrested and charged with two felony counts for allegedly injuring his girlfriend’s 2-year-old child.

According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana Department of Child Services contacted them Thursday afternoon after the child was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.

During the investigation, they learned Bradley Waikel, 24, was dating and living with the child’s mother.

Waikel was interviewed and later charged with felony neglect of a dependent resulting/causing serious bodily injury and felony battery of a child under the age of 14 resulting/causing serious bodily injury.

The 2-year-old boy was taken from Kosciusko Community Hospital to Riley’s Children’s Hospital with bruises, a skull fracture and injuries to his groin and head.

Waikel is in the Kosciusko County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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