Arraigned: Father Accused of Murdering 18-Month-Old Son Pleads Not Guilty

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -  Anthony Johnson Sr. has been charged with murder in connection to the death of his 18-month-old son Anthony Johnson Jr.

Johnson Sr. pled not guilty in court Monday, the judge set his bond at 1-million-dollars.

The toddler's father rushed him to the hospital Thursday, August 14th.  Police say the child was already dead when his father brought him into the hospital.

The Cuyahoga County Coroner's office ruled the death of the toddler a homicide.

Family members says the toddler had been with his father for the past four to five days. The mother attempted to pick up her son three days ago about the father refused to turn the child over.

According to police, the toddler had severe head trauma and social workers say he was also sexually assaulted.

Anthony Johnson Jr. was in such bad shape, family members who gathered at the hospital last week were not allowed to visit remains of the child.

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