Boyfriend arrested for severely abusing two-year-old

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SURPRISE - The following is a press release from the Surprise Police Department:

On Sunday, November 16, 2008 police were advised by staff from Boswell Hospital, Sun City AZ, that they had treated a two year old female with suspicious injuries.The child was subsequently transported to St. Joseph's Hospital as her condition worsened.

Police then went to the home of the child located at 16630 North Reems Road, Surprise AZ, to investigate the allegations. Detectives interviewed Steven Wayne Doyal, age 23, of Surprise AZ.Detectives advised that Doyal is the live-in boyfriend of the child's 26 year old mother.Upon completion of their interviews, detectives arrested and charged Doyal with three counts Child Abuse (a class 3 felony) and booked him into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail.

The child apparently suffered head injuries and remains hospitalized at St. Joseph's in critical condition.The investigation of this incident is ongoing.