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Janesville man arrested in child abuse case; police say children beaten over 8 hour period

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Brandon L. Quinn/Rock County Jail Brandon L. Quinn/Rock County Jail
JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Janesville police arrest a man after being alerted to a serious case of child abuse.

Officers were sent to an apartment in the 1300 block of North Washington Street Wednesday evening for a report of child abuse. When officers got there, children weren't present, but officers were able to find the children walking with an adult from the residence in the 600 block of South Main Street.

Officers say the children had serious injuries that were visible on their arms, legs, heads and faces, and officers found additional injuries later that were not initially visible. During the investigation, detectives discovered the injuries were inflicted over an eight hour period and a series of instruments were used on the children.

The children were taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center for treatment, then place with Child Protective Services.

Meanwhile, a search warrant was executed at the home on North Washington around 10:30 and officers recovered several items of evidence in an effort to recover the instruments used to cause the blunt force trauma to the two children.

Police arrested Brandon L. Quinn, 23, whom police believe knows the children through their mother. Quinn was booked into the Rock County Jail on a tentative charge of physical abuse to a child causing bodily harm. The investigation is ongoing.

Janesville police tell 27 News a third child was put into protective custody during the investigation.

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