A 26-year-old Tampa man is accused of abusing a 3-month-old girl, putting her in critical condition, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies said Demarcus Lamar Johnson has been charged with felony aggravated child abuse.
According to a report, deputies were called about 6:45 a.m. Friday by Brandon Regional Hospital about the girl, who was suffering from a head injury. Hospital staff determined the girl had multiple skull fractures and swelling on the brain.
She was flown to All-Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, where she underwent emergency surgery.
Johnson was caring for the child while her mother was working overnight. When the mother returned home at 4 a.m., she discovered the child's injuries.
Johnson is the mother's live-in boyfriend but not the girl's mother, deputies said.
Johnson was arrested about 9:45 p.m.
The investigation is continuing.
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