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Terre Haute man enters a guilty plea; accused of splitting 14-month-old boy's tongue with scissors

According to court records, Edwards was taking care of his girlfriend's 14-month-old son Cameron.

Posted: May 30, 2019 1:17 PM
Updated: May 30, 2019 6:50 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - We have new information on a child neglect case we've been following since January.

Scott Edwards has entered a guilty plea.

According to court records, Edwards was taking care of his girlfriend's 14-month-old son Cameron.

During that time, records show Cameron suffered a split tongue, likely cut with scissors...along with several bruises and other injuries.

LINK | MAN ACCUSED OF SPLITTING 14-MONTH-OLD'S TONGUE WITH SCISSORS APPEARS IN COURT

Edwards faces charges of aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent.

Both are level three felonies with a possible sentence of three to 16-years.

LINK | 'I AM APPALLED. I AM DISGUSTED. MY HEART HURTS.' LONGTIME FAMILY FRIEND TALKS TO NEWS 10 AFTER OFFICIALS SAY 14-MONTH-OLD'S TONGUE SPLIT WITH SCISSORS

Judge Sarah Mullican will sentence Edwards at a later date.

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