On July 19, 2023, The Frederick Police Department was contacted by Child Protective Services about a possible child abuse case. The victim in the incident was a 6 week old infant who was at Frederick Health Hospital, but was later transferred to Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. for treatment.
Detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Unit responded to Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C., and initiated an investigation. It was learned that the child in question had significant injuries including several fractured bones. Over the next few days, FPD detectives conducted numerous interviews and examined the residence where the incident was suspected of occurring. Based upon the investigation and the expert opinion of the child’s doctors at the hospital, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Keith Patrick Lewis, DOB 10-30-1989, charging him with first and second Degree Child Abuse.
On July 21, 2023, Detectives located and apprehended Lewis. Lewis was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond over the weekend. On July 24,2023, a bond hearing was held and Lewis’ bond was reduced to $10,000.
Case #: 2023-059186
Incident Type: Child Abuse
Lead Investigator: Det. Skelly
Author of Release: D/Sgt. Jonathan Shatlock
PIO Contact: Samantha Long- firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-586-0462