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      22-year Lexington woman accused of beating two-month old girl

      LEXINGTON, SC (WACH)- Lexington County Deputies arrested a 22-year-old Lexington woman after they said she severely beat a two-month old girl for who she was caring.

      Lexington Sheriff James Metts said Amberly Lomax of Lexington was arrested on a charge of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child. Lomax is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on $175,000 bond.

      The arrest warrant said on Sunday, September 22nd, the two-month old girl was sent to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital with severe injuries including a skull fracture. Doctors and nurses performed a bone scan on the infant. The results showed the girl 13 rib fractures and a broken collarbone, Metts said. The girl suffered the injuries between June 29 and September 22.

      Metts said Lomax was responsible for the girl's care when at the time of the injuries to her skull, ribs and collarbone. Metts said Lomax couldn't explain how the baby got the other injuries.

      The Department of Social Services took the girl into emergency protective custody and Sheriff Metts said doctors expect the girl to fully recover from her injuries.

      If she's convicted, Lomax could get at a maximum of 20 years in prison.