Parents Accused Of Abusing 6-Month-Old Child In OKC


Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:18 pm
By: News 9


News 9 has learned a six-month-old girl rushed to the hospital with a brain bleed last month is now in the hands of the state.

Now, child abuse charges have been filed against her father, and charges against the mother are pending.

The Oklahoma City Police Department confirms a six-month-old baby girl was released from the hospital on July 29 and is currently in foster care.

Her father, 22-year-old Allen Englehorn, is still in jail, but her mother, 26-year-old Jennifer E. Martin, is out on $10,000 bond.

Jail records show Martin bonded out two days after she was arrested.

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We were there at her video arraignment on July 24, 2014 and watched as she rolled her eyes at the judge as he read the complaint against her. 

Hours later, she was released.

We checked, and no one was home at the southwest Oklahoma City residence listed as her last known address. Court records state it is the same house where her six-month-old baby girl went limp in her father's arms, after both he and Martin heard her screaming and crying in the crib she shared with her twin brother.

Englehorn remains in jail. He was officially charged with child abuse last week and has not posted bond.

Court records state both he and Martin rushed their daughter to nearby Southwest Medical Center, and doctors there notified Oklahoma City police that the baby girl showed signs consistent with child abuse.

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“The little girl had numerous bruises,” said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department back on July 22. “She also had a brain bleed, very significant injuries.”

A Facebook photo of the little girl, her twin brother and one-year-old sister was posted back in February, a month after the twins were born.

Martin's Facebook posts were all about how she loved being a mom, but that Facebook page has since been taken down.

Police told us the other two children were placed in the care of a relative at the time of the arrest. No word yet if that has changed as a result of the charges being filed.

A court date has not yet been set for either Englehorn or Martin.