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Dad charged after infant hospitalized
Authorities suspect injuries are child abuse
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A south Forsyth father has been charged in connection with injuries that have left his infant daughter hospitalized.

Jeffery Andrew Silver, 36, was arrested Wednesday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of aggravated battery.

He is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center. His bond has not been set, a jail spokeswoman said.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Whirlow said staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite called authorities Wednesday afternoon about Silver’s 3-week-old daughter.

“She sustained injuries consistent with child abuse,” said Whirlow, who described them as significant but not life-threatening.

The infant remained hospitalized Thursday.

Whirlow and Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Garrison said the child was admitted to the hospital about noon Wednesday after being examined by a pediatrician.

They said the baby had been brought to the doctor earlier that day for an illness.

Garrison said Silver’s 2-year-old daughter, who did not appear to have been abused, was taken into protective custody.

Silver’s wife, whose name authorities have not released, has not been charged.

Garrison said the case remains under investigation.