Woodruff man pleads no contest to critically injuring infant

Clayton Kuehl
Clayton Kuehl(WSAW)
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 2:35 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 7:19 AM CDT
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WOODRUFF, Wis. (WSAW) - A 37-year-old Woodruff man has pleaded no contest to physical abuse of a child as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Clayton Kuehl is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23.

According to court documents, Kuehl called 911 on Feb. 19, 2022 to report a 3-month-old baby was not breathing. Emergency crews responded to treat the child, who was eventually transferred to a Marshfield hospital.

Experts said the child had numerous injuries including a brain injury. Some of the injuries appeared to be weeks-old and healing. Medical experts believed the injuries were caused by child abuse.

During an interview with authorities, Kuehl said he was rough with the baby when he was crying or fussy.

Kuehl remains in the Oneida County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.