OXFORD, MI – An Oxford man is locked up after he is accused of First Degree Child abuse of his 6 week old daughter.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oxford Township Fire Department responded to the 400 block of Chinkapinrill on the report of a 6-week-old infant who had been found by her father unconscious and with signs of shallow breathing.
While en route, Deputies were updated with the information indicating that the child was not breathing and was turning blue. Upon their arrival, Paramedics managed to stabilize the child and transport her to Ascension-Providence Rochester Hospital for further treatment.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the hospital to speak with Baby Emily’s father. The infant had reportedly been unable to retain fluids and had been showing signs of becoming ill over the past few days. Baby Emily was admitted to the hospital and is listed in critically stable condition. The infant will be transferred later today to Children’s Hospital for further evaluation.
Baby Emily was transferred to Children’s Hospital where she remains listed in critical condition and in the NICU. The child’s father was subsequently arrested and later made admissions to Detectives that he had assaulted the child by shaking her.
Baby Emily is still in critical condition as of 3:00PM today/Monday.
Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a one count warrant on Christopher Williams, 25-years-old, for “First Degree Child Abuse” on 12/10/2018. This is an up to life felony.
– The warrant was sworn to at 52-3 District Court.
– Williams was arraigned at 52-3 District Court in front of Magistrate Soma
– Williams was given a $500,000.00 Cash Surety bond.
– His pre-exam court date is on 12/26/2018 at 52-3 District Court with tentative Exam Date of 01/02/2019. He has no prior criminal history.
A relative to the child, Rachel Mead posted the to following social media:
My cousins 2 month old daughter is in the ICU on life support. She is the unfortunate victim of shaken baby syndrome. Baby Emily was a bright eyed, beautiful baby girl. The actions of others have jeopardized her life. Im racing out looking for last minute help for her and her 2 other daughters. I’ve looked for programs, but being so close to christmas, most are not taking on any more families. I know christmas is going to be tight and shes not going to have time to shop regardless of funds.
The girls are 2 and a half and 1 and a half. They both wear a size 2t and love dolls, minnie mouse, play phones, etc.
Gift cards for diapers and other household items are greatly needed as well.
I have donation spots all over Macomb county.
Her story will be on the news tonight if you are looking for confirmation on legitimacy.
Please feel free to message me if you would like to donate. She has a GoFundMe set up as well if you would like the link to that. I am willing to pick up items in a reasonable distance as well.
I will make this post shareable on my main page as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Prayers and support are greatly appreciated.