Leonardtown, Maryland - On February 26, 2015, a two year old female victim was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by her grandparents after she arrived at their home for visitation with multiple injuries. The victim suffered from bruises all over her body, a laceration on her head and another on her buttocks. She was also missing hair from her scalp which appeared to have been pulled out by force. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by hospital staff. Detectives immediately responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation.
Detectives determined a relative of the victim caused the injuries while disciplining her on several separate occasions. Suspect Justin Michael Cave, age 22, of Leonardtown, was subsequently located and placed under arrest by Detective Ashley Croyle.
Cave was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault. He is being held on a $75,000 bond.
Justin Michael Cave
Captain Terry L. Black
Criminal Investigations Division
301.475.4200 X 1925