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Toddler badly beaten, reserve police officer arrested

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Michael Shane Abo faces Measure 11 abuse charges Michael Shane Abo faces Measure 11 abuse charges
SHERIDAN, OR (KPTV) -

A reserve police officer with the City of Yamhill has been arrested and accused of severe child abuse. He's now facing Measure 11 assault charges.

Police said Michael Shane Abo, 29, is believed to be responsible for serious injuries inflicted upon his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

The boy is currently at OHSU listed in critical condition. He was taken there by a Life Flight helicopter Jan. 1.

Yamhill County Sheriff's deputies responded to Abo's home on Evans Street in Yamhill on New Year's Day after medical personnel were called to the scene.

Once it was realized that Abo, who is also a former county deputy, may have been connected to the incident, McMinnville Police detectives were brought in to primarily handle the investigation.

Abo was arrested without incident at his home early Saturday morning and booked into the Yamhill County Jail.

Abo is facing charges that include two counts of Measure 11 assault, and two counts of criminal mistreatment.

His bail was set at $1 million.

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