The parents of an infant found with multiple rib and skull fractures have been released from prison.
Navy sailor Austin Christopher Johnson, 22, and his wife Nica Mae Johnson, 20, were released on a personal recognizance of $10,000, meaning they did not have to post bail to advance.
Guam Superior Court Judge Jonathan Quan ordered the couple to have no contact and stay away from their 3-month-old daughter.
Both are due in court on April 29.
The child remains in the custody of Child Protective Services.
The parents brought the baby to the hospital after a large bump was seen on the baby’s arm and she was crying, according to court documents. An X-ray showed the child had multiple fractures throughout his body, including his arm bone, ribs and skull.
The police report also says the doctor told police “some form of force” must have been used on the baby to explain the injuries.
The couple reportedly denied knowing how the victim suffered the injuries.
The military is aware of Austin Johnson’s arrest and is cooperating fully with Guam Police Department investigators, according to Lt. Cmdr. Kelli Roesch, with the Joint Mariana Region Public Affairs Office.
“We appreciate the cooperation between the local community and the law enforcement community,” Roesch said.
Austin Johnson is temporarily assigned to the USS Emory S. Land, a submarine repair ship based at Naval Base Guam.