North Platte man accused of abusing his children pleads not guilty

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - A North Platte man plead not guilty to abusing his children in Lincoln County District Court on Monday.

James Kevin Coleman is accused of abusing his two-month-old, and 2 1/2-year-old toddler.

He is facing three counts of child abuse without injury and one count of child abuse with injury.

North Platte Police developed the case based on years of x-rays, doctor reports and interviews.

Coleman will be back in Court on April 24, 2017 for a status hearing.
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Original story: (Jan 11, 2017) Police say 31-year-old James Kevin Coleman abused his two-month-old, and 2 1/2-year-old toddler.

North Platte Police Investigator John Deal says the case started in June, when a 2-month-old child was taken to Great Plains Health.
X-rays revealed several fractured ribs and "non-displaced skull fracture."

Doctors say the broken bones happened over time.

And since Coleman was arrested in 2009 for abusing his baby, Investigator Deal says they requested medical history for his third child.

Deal says police discovered the 2 1/2-year-old was taken to the emergency room and the doctor during the first few months of the child's life.

The investigation revealed abuse when the toddler was in Coleman's care.

The children's mother tells NBC Nebraska that the children were placed with her and are in her care.

Coleman is no longer in jail. He bonded out Monday, January 9th, with a bail of 10% of $75,000.