A Pensacola, Florida, man is accused of violently pushing his 4-month-old son which caused the child to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Bond was set for the man at $150,000.
The 20-year-old father, of the 200 block of Marigold Drive was arrested and charged with three separate counts of aggravated child abuse.
As of late last week, he was still in the Escambia County Jail.
According to an expert in Nassau, the child was apparently brought to a hospital by someone close to him. The exact details of that are not known at the present time. The Sacred Heart Hospital contacted the Sheriff’s Office when they suspected the child’s injuries resulted from abuse.
The father initially told deputies that his infant son regurgitated some food and became unresponsive, but he later admitted that he had been sitting on the floor holding his son. The child was crying so much that the father became frustrated and “pushed the infant backward causing the infant to hit his head on the floor.”
In America, a Suffolk Attorney says, children suffer daily from this hidden epidemic known as child abuse. The epidemic covers every socioeconomic level and reaches across cultural and ethnic boundaries. Victims can be found within all religions and at all levels of education.
Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made. That tallies to over 3 million child abuse reports that are made annually; this number is not inflated for reports with multiple children listed. In 2007, for instance, over 5.8 million children were involved in the 3.2 million reports. In approximately 10.8% of the above cases, physical abuse was alleged or proven.
The sad truth is that almost five children die daily due to child abuse. More than 75% of them are younger than 4 years of age.
In many cases, one of the parents is also abused and subjugated to the will and pressure of the other. It is surprisingly hard to stop the abuse cycle, even though it is not what anyone wants to be a victim of.
In such cases, contact a New York Brain Injury Attorney if you have any questions. Your questions will be answered in a professional and prompt manner.