Dothan, Ara. (( WDHN ) — When Dothan police arrived at the 3500 block house on Napier Field Road, they found a 10-month-old baby in the tub.
According to police, the baby’s parents, Christian Taylor Lane and Sarah Perkins, were at home at the time, but the toilet and baby flushed and left the drains unplugged.
They believe the baby was lying face down for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, police said other children in the house used clothes and other types of materials to clog the tub’s drains, filling the tub.
After further investigation, police said they found the child left alone in the bathtub for about an hour.
“We were discussing and waiting for how bad the injury would be,” said Scott Owens, Lieutenant of Dothan Police. “Injury is always an element of the crime we must unite.”
The child was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to a hospital outside the area due to the severity of the baby’s condition. Police told WDHN that the baby had been hospitalized since drowning a week ago.
“It will have long-term health implications,” said Lieutenant Owens.
The baby’s parents, 22-year-old Christian Taylor Lane and 21-year-old Sarah Perkins, were charged with exacerbated child abuse.
“The two people in the house, after checking with the District Attorney’s Office, came up with the allegations that we thought were the most suitable,” said Lieutenant Owens.
The deposit is set at $ 60,000 per parent.
Dothan, Ara. (( WDHN ) — Police answered a medical call on December 22 in response to a 10-month-old drowning in the bathtub.Police answered a call at 3500 blocks on Napier Field Road, where the child’s parents were at home at the time of drowning.According to police, the child was in the bathtub with water flowing and the sewer pipe removed.Other children at home used clothing and other types of materials to clog the drains and fill the tub.The child’s parents were somewhere in the house.The child was taken to a hospital in the area and then transferred to another hospital in the state.After further investigation, Dothan police found that the child had been left in the bathtub for about an hour.Dothan police say 22-year-old Christian Taylor Lane and 21-year-old Sarah Perkins’ parents were charged with exacerbated child abuse.According to police, each parent’s deposit is set at $ 60,000.https://www.wkrg.com/alabama-news/update-dothan-baby-nearly-drowns-in-bathtub/ Update: Dothan’s baby almost drowns in the tub