Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Babysitting dad arrested for abusing 3-year-old daughter (Ark City, Kansas)

Yet another case where Daddy was providing child care while Mom had to work.

Dad is identified as DAKOTA GRAHAM.

AC man, 19, is jailed on child abuse charges

By Shane Farley
September 10, 2013 - 4:59:28 pm

Ark City police arrested a man Saturday after he is said to have admitted abusing his three-year-old child while she was under his care.

Authorities were contacted by the child’s grandmother who was at the hospital after learning of the abuse. The family eventually took the child to the police station to speak with investigators.

It was learned the child and father were home alone. The young girl provided details of the events leading up to her injury and those details were consistent with abuse.

Police found the father, 19-year-old Dakota Graham, at his residence. He showed officers where the injury occurred and said his daughter had tripped and fallen coming out of the bathroom.

Graham was taken to the police department for an interview in which he is said to have confessed to abuse. He was then placed under arrest for abuse of a child and aggravated battery. He remained in jail Tuesday morning and had a bond set at $10,000.

The child remains in the care of her mother who was at work during the incident.