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Facebook post of bruised Sherwood baby goes viral

Police say they have turned the case over to the Washington County District Attorney's office

A Facebook post showing a bruised Sherwood baby has gone viral, attracting almost 300,000 shares since Friday.FACEBOOK POST - A Sherwood couple alleged that a baby sitter struck their 1-year-old baby boy when they were out for the evening on March 19.

Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney have demanded justice for their bruised 1-year-old son after they claim he was beaten by a babysitter.

Marbury posted the photo on May 20 (two months after the incident) in order to draw attention to the extensive bruising on their son, who the couple discovered in his bed crying after they returned from a night out. The couple had left the child with a male babysitter, according to Pamplin Media Group’s news partner KOIN 6 News. Marbury expressed outrage in the post over a lack of any type of action thus far.

“After TWO months of waiting we only find out that charges are dropped BECAUSE my one year old cannot tell you verbally he was abused and my son did not show he was in pain OR that this person "intentionally" did this,” wrote Marbury in his Facebook post. “I am SO furious that im not using profanity HOPING something is done and this goes viral.”

Capt. Mark Daniel, a spokesman with the Sherwood Police Department, confirmed that the attack occurred on March 19. Daniel said that police began investigating it on March 20 and interviewed the babysitter. Since then, the investigation has been ongoing and was recently turned over to the Washington County District Attorney’s office for review.

Daniel said police considered the babysitter a suspect but declined to name him. The parents are not suspects, he said.

Since the Facebook posting, Daniel said he’s fielded calls from several national news organizations including “NBC Nightly News” and “Good Morning America.”