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Salisbury Man Convicted in Child Abuse Case

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(Travis Jones; Photo credit: Office of the State of Wicomico County) (Travis Jones; Photo credit: Office of the State of Wicomico County)

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. -- The Office of the Maryland State's Attorney says a man has been convicted by a Wicomico County jury of first-degree child abuse that resulted in the death of a toddler.

The office says back in July of 2015, emergency personnel found a 2 1/2 year old boy unresponsive with multiple bruises ranging from his head to feet, after being left in the care of Travis Jones, 45, of Salisbury. The young victim was rushed to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Salisbury Police Department, along with the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center, led an investigation into the toddler's death; detectives were told by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore that the boy's death was ruled, as a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma and dehydration. During his final interview with detectives, police say Jones admitted to spanking the boy the evening before he died and to falling asleep for multiple hours, leaving the toddler in his crib with no food and water.

Police say Jones is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center pending sentencing; he is facing a maximum of 80 years in prison.

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