Cartwright Father Arrested for Child Abuse

4-27-06 - A Cartwright man has been charged with abusing his five-month old baby. Authorities arrested Ethan Ewton around 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, more than a week after his daughter suffered a fractured skull.

The child is now recovering and has since been released to foster care.

Last Tuesday Ewton told investigators he was bathing the girl when she slipped and hit her head at their home in Cartwright. Ewton faces one count of child abuse and another for child sexual abuse. Investigators found that the child had suffered sexual abuse and had old bruises from what doctors describe as suspicious injuries.

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