Prescott man facing child abuse charges for hurting girlfriend's child

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PRESCOTT - A hospital visit for a three-year-old's broken arm leads to the discovery of alleged child abuse and an arrest.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office got a call from Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott around 3:30 a.m. on March 5 concerning the circumstances that led to the broken arm.

Deputies learned from the nurses that the child has been admitted by his mother and her boyfriend. After determining the child's arm was broke the boyfriend, Kyle Tang, 27, admitted involvement in causing the injury.

Tang has lived with the boy and his mother for about three years, but is not the father of the child.

Tang admitted to deputies that he became frustrated with the boy's behavior and grabbed his arm to pick him up off the bed. That is when he heard a popping noise.

After interviews were completed with Tang, the boy's family and hospital staff, Tang was arrested for one count each of child abuse and aggravated assault.

Child Protective services has been called into look at the case.