Probable cause in child abuse case

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Probable cause was found Tuesday (Jan. 5) in Mercer County Circuit Court to continue the case of an Aledo man charged with abusing a 3-month-old child.

At the beginning of proceedings, amended charges were filed against Justin Kidd, 33. He now faces charges of aggravated battery and aggravated battery of a child, both Class III felonies, and aggravated domestic battery, a Class IV felony.

Kidd entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday.

Testimony was presented that the child suffered 23 compression fractures to his body, as well as a fractured leg.