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New details emerge in Beaumont child abuse case

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Vaughn Days (Photo: Beaumont Police Department) Vaughn Days (Photo: Beaumont Police Department)

Colorful chalk-marks line the sidewalk in front of the north Beaumont apartment building where police say a 2-year-old girl was severely abused Sunday by her mother's boyfriend.

Neighbors say a young girl named Kira was playing with two other children Sunday evening, just hours before staff members at Baptist Hospital reported the child's injuries to police.

Monday police arrested 22-year-old Vaughn Days, after they say he confessed to hurting his girlfriend's child.
Neighbors say Days was watching over Kira as she played Sunday evening.

When asked if she ever saw anything that made her worry for Kira's safety, one neighbor told us, "No not really, but that night before we noticed the police were here, we did hear a lot more noise than usual, random thumps, usually we can hear them walking, but not like that."

Police say the child's mother was at work when the incident occurred, and that she is not a suspect.
Neighbors describe Kira as a quiet, sweet girl who always had a smile on her face. She is currently in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

"It's always the absolute worst call we could ever go on, always, anytime you get a child injured, it makes it emotional to the police officers," said Beaumont Police Officer Doug Kibodeaux.


Days was charged with injury to a child and his bond has been set at $100,000.



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