Infant in Critical Condition, Man Charged with Child Abuse


Authorities arrested 41-year-old Kalen Joseph Nielsen of Gladstone, Va. on April 3. He is charged with one count of felony malicious wounding and one count of felony child abuse of 3-month-old child.

Kalen Joseph Nielsen

April 8, 2014

A Nelson County man is facing charges after his 3-month-old child ended up in the hospital.

Authorities arrested 41-year-old Kalen Joseph Nielsen of Gladstone, Va. on Thursday, April 3.

He is charged with one count of felony malicious wounding and one count of felony child abuse of 3-month-old child.

The infant is in critical but stable condition at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

Nielsen is being held without bond at the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail.

He is listed on the Virginia State Police sex offender registry for a conviction he received in Florida in 2007.


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