Toddlers taken to Grand Island hospital after father allegedly assaulted them

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Two toddlers were taken to CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island after police said they were assaulted by their father on December 5th.

The Grand Island Police Department said hospital staff called police for a welfare check when abuse was suspected, two boys ages 2 and 3 years old.

Police said the 2-year-old boy had a CAT scan and X-rays for injuries including scratches and bruising on his face and swelling of his jaw, bruising and scratches on his chest, thigh and knee, as well as teeth marks from being bitten on his right thigh.

Police said he also had long, thin marks on his buttocks consistent with something like a belt.

Officers said the 3-year-old boy's injuries weren't as severe, but he had a hand print on the left side of his face and finger marks on his shin.

The father, 22-year-old Alexis Jacobo-Gonzalez, was arrested on suspicion of felony and misdemeanor child abuse.

The children were left in custody of their mother, whom police said does not face charges.

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