Fort Carson Soldier Faces Child Abuse Charges

By: AP
By: AP

A seven-week-old girl remains hospitalized, while a Fort Carson soldier is under arrest on suspicion of abusing his daughter.

Johnathan Christopher Klinker was arrested Friday in Colorado Springs, and faces felony child abuse charges.

The 21-year-old private from the 43rd Area Support Group due to make his first court appearance this afternoon.

The girl has life-threatening head injuries.

Officers say a hospital in Trinidad reported the infant was believed to have been injured at a home in Colorado Springs.

She's been transferred to The Children's Hospital in Denver.

Klinker is being held at the El Paso County Jail on $10,000 bond.


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