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Man Charged with Child Abuse of Newborn Baby

Incident Number: 50-21-10998

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 12:20 p.m.

Location: 900 Block of Buck Drive, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department charged Christopher Miller (33) with Child Abuse 1st and 2nd Degree for an incident involving a newborn child.  On April 22nd, 2021, detectives were notified of a possible child abuse case.  The victim, a baby boy born in March of 2021, was presented to A.I. DuPont/Nemour’s Children’s Hospital by his father, Christopher Miller for a lump/injury to his shoulder.  During a subsequent medical screening, the victim was discovered to have bruising all over his body and was suffering from several fractured bones at various stages of healing.  These injuries included fractured ribs, left humerus, left femur, left tibia, and right tibia.  During the investigation, Christopher Miller was identified as the suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.  Miller turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and was arraigned on May 19th at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was released on a $12,000 unsecured bond.  The child victim is in the care of a relative and Miller is not allowed to have contact with the child.  

Christopher Miller