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Dad arrested for abusing 5-week-old daughter; baby was raped and has critical injuries (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Dad ROBERT BRAGG is scum. That is all.

Tulsa man arrested for abusing infant

Posted: 1:29 PM, Sep 19, 2014 Updated: 10:42 PM, Sep 19, 2014

A Tulsa man was booked in Tulsa County Jail Friday afternoon for abusing an infant.

Robert Bragg was booked on five counts of abusing his 5-week-old. Police said the baby was found with critical injuries. Officers said the abuse occurred between 5 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. while his mother was at work.

Sgt. Michael Brown says the father admitted to shaking the child. He said the father was frustrated because the baby wouldn't stop crying and he needed sleep, according to police. Officers found the child with bruising to the torso and as well as to the face.

The man was arrested Friday morning after taking the child to his primary care physician. The child was later taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where the man was arrested. Tulsa police were on the scene of the crime, near M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard and East Apache Street.

On Aug. 14 Bragg posted this picture on his Facebook page and in the comments he said they are "happy about our new little one."

Bragg is being held on $50,000 for each count, jail records said. Formal charges haven't been filed.

The grandfather of the infant says the doctors gave her a 40 percent chance of surviving the injuries. He added they are praying for their granddaughter and hoping that Braggs feels the full weight of the justice system.

"I hope the justice system gives him everything they can. No child deserves this. No person deserves this, and I believe he needs to be punished thoroughly," said Grandfather Jeff Slader.

Slader said his granddaughter could need surgery as well.

"She was happy, healthy. I just had her Sunday. I was supposed to have her today."

According to police, Braggs admitted to molesting the infant as well and was even said to have bitten her while "playing."