Arrest Made in Forsyth County Child Abuse Investigation


The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department arrested 22-year old Edwin Douglas Allen, Walkertown resident, for the abuse of his 5-week old son.

On February 17, the 5-week old infant was brought to the WFU Baptist Medical Center, and authorities were called in because of suspected child abuse. The medical evaluations of the infant determined that he had suffered fractures, bleeding in and around the brain and respiratory distress. The infant is still being treated for injuries, but he is now in the emergency custody of the Department of Social Services. Parental contact is restricted, and long-term effects of the injuries are not known.

The FCSO Investigators conducted their investigation by means of interviews and evidence, and based on their findings, the infant’s father was arrested.

Edwin Douglas Allen charged with two felonious counts of Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. He is incarcerated in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.


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