Edwardsville, IL (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a Wood River man for battering his 5-month-old son.

Alexander C. Brooks, 19, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child.

Authorities say on December 8, 2011 doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center called Wood River Police after his mother brought him in for an exam and multiple fractures were discovered.

The investigation revealed Brooks had twisted the child's legs causing several fractures, and squeezed the child hard enough to cause multiple rib fractures.

Police say there is no evidence the child's mother was involved.

After the child was treated, custody was temporarily given to a family member of the mother.

Brooks is not yet in custody.

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