Texas City officer charged with injury to child

February 6, 2012 3:49:49 PM PST
A Texas City police officer is accused of injuring a child.

According to the Texas City Police Department, John Gene Thorn turned himself in to the Galveston County Jail on Monday morning. He is charged with injury to a child.

Thorn is free on $5,000 bond. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay while the investigation continues.

Texas City police say Thorn is a 5-year veteran of the department.