A Wentzville is charged with child abuse.

Police say Robert Burnette shoved his fingers down his infant son's throat to keep him from crying. They say he also abused the 6-week-old child while the baby's mother looked on.

Nineteen-year-old Burnette and 20-year-old Megan Hendricks are charged with child abuse.

Police say the baby is being treated at a hospital with very critical injuries.