SPD: Woman accused of causing 3-month-old boy's leg, head injuries

Lillian Schultz/ Syracuse Police

A Syracuse woman is accused of abusing a 3-month-old baby boy, according to Syracuse Police.

Police say 34-year-old Lillian Schultz, 34, is facing charges of Reckless Assault of a Child, Falsely Reporting an Incident and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The investigation began when police responded to an injured child complaint on November 7, police said. There officers found a 3-month-old child "who had obvious injuries to his legs," according to a release by Syracuse Police.

Investigators say Schultz originally said the injuries happened when the child was with someone else, but police say it's apparent the child was with her at the time of the injury "and not anyone else." Investigators found Schultz, who they said is the guardian of the child, was responsible for causing the injuries, police said.

When the child was taken to Upstate University Hospital the baby had two fractured ankles, a fractured knee, internal head injuries and other bruising on his body, police said.

The injuries do not appear life-threatening, police said.

Inmate records show Schultz is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center on $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond.

A previous version of this story indicated Schultz is the mother of the child, as stated by Syracuse Police. Police have since issued a correction saying Schultz is the guardian of the child, not the biological mother. This article has been updated to reflect this correction.

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