The Washington County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Hagerstown man for First Degree Child Abuse along with other charges.
David Michael Malekar, 25, is accused of causing significant injury to his girlfriend's 13 month old child.
The incident occurred on October 3, 2012 at a residence located in the 18800 block of Preston Road, Hagerstown, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.
The child was brought to Mertius Medical Center with severe swelling to the right side of the head.
The child was later flown to Children's National Medical Center, Baltimore, after medical personnel discovered the child suffered a skull fractureand other injuries.
Malekar is charged with the following criminal charges; First Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Child Abuse, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.