Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

WIXOM, MI – A Wixom man is accused of causing multiple broken bones, a lacerated liver and brain injuries that left a 3-year-old boy in his care comatose. He has been charged with first-degree child abuse.

Ryan Michael McManus, 25-years-old, is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $100,000 bond set this week by 52nd District Court – First Division Magistrate Andra V. Richardson. McManus is accused of causing the injuries to the boy on May 25 while his biological mother was away at work. A conviction on the charge carries up to life in prison or any term of years.

“Violent crimes against children are among the most horrific and disturbing things we see,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “I am proud of our team’s swift work to hold this suspect accountable for the torture inflicted on this innocent child.”

The incident happened at the boy’s house in the 500 block of Fisher St. in Highland Township. Detectives, who were alerted to the abuse by Child Protective Services, met with doctors from the intensive care unit at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. They detailed the extensive injuries to the boy. His injuries included eight broken ribs, elbow fractures, laceration to the liver, trauma to the pancreas and kidneys, brain injuries and bruising of the face, back, chest and all extremities in various stages of healing.

McManus was arrested Tuesday at his Wixom residence by members of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team. The boy has been discharged from the hospital and is living with his biological father.

A probable cause conference for McManus is set for July 14 at 11 a.m. before District Judge David Law.

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