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Million dollar bail set in abuse case

Joshua McClanahan (Source: Clermont County Jail) Joshua McClanahan (Source: Clermont County Jail)

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - Bail was set at one million dollars Thursday morning for a Clermont County man charged with felonious assault and child endangering involving a 15-month-old boy.

Joshua McClanahan, 25, of New Richmond, told police he was wrestling with his girlfriend's son when he was hurt.

Officers on scene say the boy had massive head trauma, which was inconsistent with McClanahan's story on Saturday at the Lori Lane apartments.

The child stopped breathing while being taken to the hospital and doctors say the injuries are consistent with shaken-baby syndrome. The boy is on life support in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

McClanahan told police he put the boy in a headlock and jerked him back and forth before taking him to the ground in a "playing" move.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. McClanahan is being held in the county jail.

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