Monday, July 28, 2014

Dad charged with aggravated battery for breaking leg of 1-year-old daughter (Joliet, Illinois)

Daddy "allegedly" picked up the baby and swung her over his shoulder with one arm. What a freaking moron. (Actually spiral fractures like this one are nearly always caused by male caretakers.)

Notice the vague reporting. We're not told WHO initially said that that mother fell on the baby. Was that Dad lying his @$$ off? Mom blaming herself so as to avoid violence directed at her by the father?

Dad is identified as MARTN SILVA.

Joliet father accused of breaking 1-year-old's leg

Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 12:56 p.m. CDT


JOLIET - Police say a father broke his 1-year-old daughter's leg when he was left alone with her earlier this month.

Martin Silva, 29, of the 100 block of Sesser Street, was arrested Friday on charges of aggravated battery to a child, domestic battery, reckless conduct and endangering the life or health of a child. He is being held in the Will County jail on $50,000 bond.

Lt. Brian Dupuis said police were called July 19 to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox to take a report of suspicious injuries to the infant. The girl had suffered a spiral fracture to her femur, Dupuis said.

"They were told the child's mother had been carrying her and fell on the girl," Dupuis said. But when a detective went for another interview with the family Friday, a different story came to light, he said.

About 12:45 p.m. on July 18, the mother left Silva to care for the baby while she was at the residence next door. She returned five minutes later to find her daughter crying intensely, Dupuis said.

"Silva (had) picked her up and swung her over his shoulder by one arm. It was not an accidental injury," Dupuis said.

The baby has also been turned over to the custody of another relative, Dupuis said.

Records show Silva has been jailed four times on traffic violations in Will County during the last three years.