Couple arrested for child abuse; toddler treated for head injuries

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CHANDLER -- A Chandler couple were arrested after their child was taken to a hospital with head injuries.

On Wednesday, detectives from the Chandler Police Department's Family Crimes Unit arrested April Dawn Porter, 21, and Michael Charles Yettner, 30, in connection with the child abuse investigation of their 17-month-old child.

Hospital staff called police when the child was brought in for treatment of head injuries. Police say the nature of the type of injuries was inconsistent with the couple's statements.

Yettner and Porter are being held at the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue jail on one charge each of child abuse.

The toddler was treated for head injuries and was released from the hospital. The child is in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Police say additional charges are being considered as the investigation continues.