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Dad charged with aggravated assault of 2-month-old daughter (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

What happens when short-tempered volatile males are asked to do infant care--even for a short time.

Dad is identified as EDUARDO MAHONES.

Father charged with violently shaking infant, police say Eduardo Mahones told police the baby wouldn't stop crying.

Author: 69 News ,
Published: Feb 10 2015 11:11:42 AM EST Updated On: Feb 11 2015 08:04:44 AM EST

Police say Eduardo Mahones violently shook daughter

ALLENTOWN, Pa.` - An Allentown man is facing charges after police say he violently shook his two-month-old baby.

Police were called to Lehigh Valley Hospital Jan. 26 for a possible child abuse case.

The infant girl was treated at LVH, and found to have severe head injuries that officials say are consistent with child abuse.

When police interviewed the baby's father, 23-year-old Eduardo Mahones, on Feb. 2, he said on Jan. 26, around 4:45 p.m., his wife went to the store and left him to babysit.

According to court papers, the baby started to cry and would not stop. Mahones told police he picked her up and shook her three to four times, causing her to lose consciousness.

An LVH doctor told police the baby suffered severe injuries that has caused neurological delays and in all likelihood will cause her to have neurological developmental delays.

The doctor said these injuries were consistent with the baby being shaken violently.

Mahones, of rthe 1700 block of S. Church St., was charged with simple assault against a child under 12, endangering the welfare of children, and aggravated assault.