Search history leads to new charges after newborn hospitalized with fractures

Joshua Seawright is facing charges.
Published: Nov. 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 11:21 PM EST
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PICKENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said a man is facing new charges after an investigation revealed additional information about a newborn who was seriously hurt recently.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 7-week-old baby was taken to the hospital with multiple fractures. When questioned, Joshua Wayne Seawright provided an explanation for the fractures. However, the medical staff concluded that the injuries were not consistent with the explanation.

Deputies said Seawright was initially charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. However, they searched his phone and reportedly found internet searches that indicated that he had planned to intentionally hurt the child.

Deputies stated that Seawrite was taken into custody and charged with great bodily injury to a child. They added that he was booked into the detention center and denied bond.

Deputies confirmed that the child was later discharged from the hospital and given to its mother.

Stay tuned as we work to learn more information.

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