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Woman Charged with Child Abuse of 6-Week-Old Baby

Apr 21, 2016 03:51PM ● Published by Shannon Antinori

Chantriese Phillips (Photo provided by the Aurora Police Department)

A 24-year-old Aurora woman faces felony charges after allegedly inflicting “possibly life-threatening” injuries on a 6-week-old infant, Aurora police said.

Chantriese Phillips, of the 1600 block of Plum Street, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated domestic battery, according to police.

Police said Phillips and the infant, who suffered trauma to the head, brain and body, are related, but declined to elaborate on their relationship.

An Oswego resident, who is related to both Phillips and the baby, was caring for the child on April 13 when the baby showed signs of seizures, police said.

The Oswego resident called an ambulance, and doctors who examined the baby found “numerous injuries consistent with child abuse,” police said.

The baby was transferred to a Chicago hospital and continues to be treated for traumatic injuries, according to police.

Phillips was taken to the Kane County Correctional Center. Her bond has been set at $250,000.

Police said the child abuse investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed against Phillips.

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