Wellington infant hospitalized with head injuries; father arrested

WICHITA — A 2-month-old Wellington girl has been hospitalized in Wichita with injuries to her head and face, and her father has been arrested, authorities said.

The infant was brought to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus on Saturday for treatment, and Wichita police were alerted.

They in turn notified Wellington police, Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said.

The 20-year-old father of the child was arrested early Sunday morning in Wellington, Heath said. The infant has been placed in protective police custody.

The baby is in the pediatric intensive care unit at St. Francis, police said.

Doctors plan to do more tests today to better assess the extent of her injuries, Heath said.