Fayetteville man charged with beating up 7-month-old girl

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Alexis Camacho. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Alexis Camacho. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Fayetteville man has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children related to a Jan. 22 incident involving a 7-month-old while the infant was in his care.

Alexis Camacho, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and first-degree cruelty to children, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers at approximately 3:49 p.m. responded to Piedmont Fayette Hospital in reference to a 7-month-old female infant who had been admitted to the Emergency Department with severe injuries to the face, including bruises, scrapes and what appeared to be a rash around her eyes.

Shortly thereafter, the child was transported by ambulance to Egleston Hospital for further care and was later released, Burdett added.

“Based on police investigations, it appeared that the injuries to the infant were allegedly sustained while she was in the custody of the suspect Alexis Camacho,” Burdett said. “Alexis Camacho was providing childcare for the infant while the child’s mother was at work. It is unclear at this time what was used to cause the injuries to the child.”

Burdett said Camacho was arrested on Jan. 28.

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  1. “Beating up” is an odd way to put it. That is the terminology you might use to describe what a high school bully might do to a weaker classmate.
    An adult abusing an infant via (possibly) blunt trauma might better be described as… abuse. Maybe abuse by beating. I dunno; but beat-up?
    Anyway, if this suspect is indeed guilty of beating a 7 month old baby girl, he probably deserves a pair of broken kneecaps as recompense – which would never happen – but I like dreamin’.