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Monday, June 5, 2023

Father arrested in 2020 child abuse case lands back behind bars

Drew Wyatt Oldenburg
Drew Wyatt Oldenburg

A father arrested in a 2020 child abuse case has landed back behind bars.

Drew Wyatt Oldenburg, 29, of Leesburg was booked early Wednesday morning following his arrest on a warrant charging him with failure to appear. He was being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.

Oldenburg had been arrested in 2020 on a charge of aggravated child abuse in connection with a brain injury suffered by his infant son. An investigation was launched after the baby was transferred May 20, 2020 to an Orlando hospital from Leesburg Regional Medical Center. A tube had to be placed in the baby’s skull to drain blood that had accumulated around his brain, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The attending physician said the baby’s injury was the “equivalent of a high-speed vehicle accident.”

Last year, the charge was reduced to a charge of child neglect and Oldenburg was sentenced to 41 days already served in the Lake County Jail.

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