SC police officers arrested on child abuse charges to appear in court

Married SC officers arrested and charged with child abuse
Robert Jeffrey Taylor, 45 (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Jeffrey Taylor, 45 (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Audrey Schurig, 36 (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Audrey Schurig, 36 (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two South Carolina police officers who were arrested in Charlotte after investigators say they abused their three-month-old baby boy, are expected to appear in court on Monday afternoon.

Friday, Robert Jeffrey Taylor, 45, and Audrey Schurig, 36, were arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. Taylor was additionally charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury on a child, a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Taylor was a patrol officer with the York Police Department and Schurig is an officer with the Chester Police Department.

Officials said Taylor resigned Wednesday, but had been on administrative leave since the child, who is not yet a year old, was admitted to the hospital in mid-February.

York Police Chief Andy Robinson told WBTV he was surprised to hear the allegations, adding that there have never been any issues with Taylor.

Schurig was placed under suspension without pay while the matter is investigated.

"Sergeant Audrey Schurig is under suspension with no pay for right now but subject to change in the upcoming days," Chester Police officials said. "This matter is still under investigation by Rock Hill Police Department and SLED. No further comment at this time."

Officials have not released many details about the alleged abuse, but according to the official release from SLED, the incident happened around February 15 in Rock Hill.

SLED said the child is being treated at a hospital in Charlotte. The child's condition has not been released.

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