Father accused of drugging his own baby

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A father is behind bars, accused of drugging his own baby.

Marysville police say 31-year-old Victor Edenso gave his 2-month-old daughter oxycontin and physically abused his other kids.

Investigators say the alleged abuse began Wednesday, but police didn't learn about the reported overdose until doctors from Seattle's Children's Hospital called. The young girl had nearly stopped breathing while doctors treated her for a bruised eye.

Police say further tests showed high amounts of oxycontin and marijuana in the girl's system.

"There's no good explanation," said Cmdr. Ralph Krusey with Marysville police. "I don't know that the father gave an explanation or not but there is no explanation."

Doctors also found signs of abuse, such as bruises and broken bones, on the young girl and her twin brother.

"I've been in law enforcement 37 years. These are rare. This is a rarity," Krusey said.

In court documents, Edenso tells detectives he "unintentionally caused the bruises by grabbing his daughter too hard" and he "did that on multiple occasions due to his foot injury."

Edenso is being held for investigation of assault and distributing drugs to a minor. Bail was set at $100,000.

Police are also investigating whether Edenso abused his 2-year-old son. All 3 kids are in state custody now.

Child protective services says the twins are expected to survive.