West Monroe man accused of abusing one year old

Ricky Layne Clifton
Ricky Layne Clifton(OPSO)
Published: Jan. 16, 2021 at 10:50 AM CST
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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a man accused of abusing a one-year-old child.

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 16, 2021, they were called to Glenwood Regional Medical Center in regard to cruelty to juvenile complaint.

They say the medical workers told them a 1-year-old child had multiple signs of abuse on their body including bruises on the child’s cheeks and forehead and a spiral fracture.

Deputies say they made contact with the suspect, 22-year-old Ricky Layne Clifton of West Monroe, who admitted to abusing the child. They say Clifton said he did it because the child would not stop crying.

Clifton was placed under arrest and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center where he was booked on the charges of cruelty to juveniles

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