Red Lake man arrested in connection with abuse of 3-year-old

Red Lake man arrested in connection with abuse of 3-year-old Click to Enlarge

A Red Lake (MN) man has been arrested in connection with a June incident in which a 3-year-old girl was severely beaten.

According to the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Edward Fairbanks was arrested today (Wed) on an outstanding warrant from the county.

Fairbanks has been charged with first and third degree felony assault and two felony counts of malicious punishment of a child.

On June 8th, authorities investigated a report of alleged child abuse at a Mahnomen apartment. The 3-year-old was flown to Fargo for treatment of several injuries, including a skull fracture, a subdural hematoma, and apparent taser burns on the body.

The White Earth Police and Minnesota BCA assisted Mahnomen County Sheriffs in the investigation.

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