February 18, 2010
Holly Hill, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - John Leonard Waters, a 22 -year-old Volusia County man was arrested for punching his 3-month-old son in the stomach twice and slapping him across the mouth.
According to police, Waters, his girlfriend, and the baby were sleeping on their bed when the baby woke up and started crying.
Waters reportedly rolled over and punched the infant twice in the stomach with a closed fist then slapped the baby across the mouth because he would not stop crying.
Waters' girlfriend saw him hit the baby and took the infant to the home of Waters' mother, who called police.
When police went to Waters' apartment, he admitted punching and slapping the baby.
The baby was hospitalized with five fractured ribs.
Waters was booked in the Volusia County Branch Jail charged with aggravated child battery. Bond was set at $50,000.
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