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Lincoln man jailed on suspicion of breaking baby's leg
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Lincoln man jailed on suspicion of breaking baby's leg

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A 28-year-old Lincoln man was jailed Tuesday on a felony child abuse charge for allegedly breaking his 19-month-old daughter's leg.

Ramon Quijas Jr.

Ramon Quijas Jr.

Officer Erin Spilker said the girl's mother called 911 just after 2 p.m. Monday to report the abuse after getting her daughter back from a weekend visit and finding her with bruises all over.

Police called for an ambulance to the 1400 block of E Street after seeing the child had an apparent broken leg. She was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment, including  surgery to repair the injured leg.

On Tuesday just before 1 p.m., Ramon Garcia Quijas Jr. turned himself in to investigators, who arrested him on suspicion of child abuse causing serious injury. 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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