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THE PARENTS OF A TWO MONTH OLD BABY ARE IN JAIL AFTER IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THEY WERE ABUSING THE CHILD.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER THE CHILD WAS TAKEN IN FOR A ROUTINE PHYSICAL.  SHERIFF’S SPOKESMAN BOB CARPENTER SAYS WHAT THE DOCTOR FOUND WAS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE.  THE BABY IS BEING TREATED AT ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN ST. PETE FOR MULTIPLE FRACTURES IN THE LEGS.  DETECTIVES MET WITH THE DCF CASE AGENT AND THE PARENTS, 26 YEAR OLD CHARLSTON DUNCAN AND 24 YEAR OLD SHEMAYAH DUNCAN AT THEIR PUNTA GORDA APARTMENT ON WEDNESDAY.  THE COUPLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE MAJOR CRIMES UNIT OFFICE AND ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE.  BOTH REMAIN IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL AS THEY ARE BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.