A man from Pensacola, Florida, is accused of pushing his 4-month-old son. The violence caused the child to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Bond for the man was set at $150,000.
The 20-year-old father, of the 200 block of Marigold Drive, was charged with three separate counts of aggravated child abuse when he was arrested last week and placed in the Escambia County Jail where he still remains.
The child was brought to a hospital by someone close to him, but the exact details of that are not available at the present time. According to an NY Brain Injury Lawyer, the Sacred Heart Hospital contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office when it was suspected that the child’s injuries were non-accidental.
Initially, the baby’s father told deputies investigating the circumstances of the incident that his infant son had regurgitated some food and he then became unresponsive. He later admitted that he had been sitting on the floor holding his son in his lap when his incessant crying frustrated him so much that he “pushed the infant backward causing the infant to hit his head on the floor.”
A NY Brain Injury Attorneyreports that in America, in places like The Bronx and Brooklyn, children from every socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious circle suffer from this “hidden epidemic” known as child abuse. The educated as well as the uneducated parents have been known to abuse. In locations like New York City and Westchester County, Domestic Violence like this is treated as a serious crime.
The epidemic is so widespread that every 10 seconds, a report of child abuse is made which equates to more than 3 million child abuse reports annually. This number does not count the mulitple children listed. For example, in 2007 alone, of the more than 3 million reports made, over 5.8 million children were involved. In approximately 10.8% of those cases, physical abuse was alleged or proven. Sadly, almost five children die daily due to child abuse and more than 75% of them are younger than 4 years of age – too young to even begin to defend themselves.
Even though abuse is something no one wants to be a victim of, the cycle is almost impossible to stop. When dealing with abusers, studies have shown that many of them were abused themselves.
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