An Alhambra Man is facing charges of allegedly abusing a 9 year old child that was visiting his home over the Thanksgiving weekend. 34 year old Joseph A. Whitworth of the 11-thousand-500 block of Silver Creek Road is charged with aggravated battery to a child. Authorities say he was arrested Tuesday.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department was notified by a hospital in Salem, Illinois, of injuries to a child that were allegedly sustained at the hands of Whitworth. Detectives say the child was a family member of the suspect who was spending the weekend at his Alhambra residence. Police say the child suffered injuries to the eyes, face, ears, back, arms and chest and was treated at the hospital and released in stable condition. Bond has been set at $50,000 and Whitworth is being held in the Madison County Jail.