Iowa man accused of abusing his 3-week-old son

Published On: Nov 21 2012 04:40:10 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 21 2012 04:40:04 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -

A 29-year-old Davenport man is being accused of abusing his 3-week-old son after doctors treated the boy for a head injury and broken bones.

The Quad-City Times reports Peter Ranke was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony child endangerment.

Police began investigating after Ranke's son was taken to the hospital on Nov. 5. The boy had a subdural hematoma, a broken clavical and possible rib fractures.

Police say the boy's injuries are consistent with abuse.

Police say Ranke had been caring for the child on Nov. 5.

The boy was born Oct. 12.