Iowa man arrested on suspicion of child abuse

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A 21-year-old Iowa man has been charged with causing serious injuries to a toddler earlier this summer.

Dubuque authorities say Troy Laufenberg was arrested there Saturday evening.

He is accused of causing 18-month-old Myah Larson’s brain damage on July 15. Doctors say her injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Laufenberg faces a child endangerment charge. He’s also charged with possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia.

He was being held Sunday in the Dubuque County Jail.

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