9/20-10:40 a.m. update: Erico Sawyer appeared in court today and was not granted bond; the little girl is on life support. The child's grandmother says the girl had strokes on both sides of her brain and they may have to remove part of her skull to reduce the swelling in her brain.
He is due in court for a preliminary hearing on September 30.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A 3-year-old child is in a Norfolk hospital in critical condition and her father is facing charges.
Police say the girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Monday around 3:30 p.m., but they did not reveal the nature of her injuries.
Following an investigation at the hospital, detectives arrested 28-year-old Erico Gerard Sawyer of the 2200 block of Acorn Cove in Virginia Beach.
He's in jail charged with felony child neglect.
This case remains under investigation.