Friday, February 27, 2015

Dad accused of critically injuring 24-day-old daughter for crying (Evanston, Illinois)

Dad is identified as CARLOS A. JAIMES.

Evanston dad charged with critically injuring 24-day-old infant

Evanston father accused of child abuse

By Rosemary Regina Sobol
Chicago Tribune February 24, 2015, 7:06 PM

A 21-year-old father from north suburban Evanston is accused of critically injuring his 24-day-old daughter because she would not stop crying over the weekend, police said..

Carlos A. Jaimes, 21, of the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in Evanston, was charged with one count of aggravated battery to an infant, police said.

Evanston police responded to Lurie Children’s Hospital after staffers there contacted authorities at 4:30 a.m. Sunday about possible child abuse, police said.

The baby was admitted to the hospital with injuries that were not consistent with how the father said they occurred, according to a statement from Evanston police.

The infant’s father later admitted to “grabbing the infant about her midsection and shaking the baby because she would not stop crying,’’ the statement said.

The child was admitted in critical condition but is expected to survive, police said. The charge is a Class X felony.