July 12, 2011

Ivan Charles - Jailed After Severely Injuring 1-Month-Old Baby Because The Infant Made Him Lose Sleep, Child Now On Ventilator

Orange City, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Ivan Charles, a 23-year-old Florida man was jailed Monday after he allegedly confessed to severely injuring a 1-month-old baby because the infant kept him awake.

According to Orange City police, officers were dispatched Sunday after after a child arrived at a local hospital with severe injuries that appeared to be child abuse related.

Investigators say the child arrived at the hospital with eight fractured ribs, detached and bleeding retinas, multiple skull fractures and bleeding on the brain.

Police interviewed Ivan Charles, who told them that he was unaware of how the child became injured - but suggested that his girlfriend might have accidentally dropped the infant.

After further investigation, police went back and interviewed Charles again who eventually confessed to shaking and then throwing the child against a couch.

Charles told police that he had just started a new job and became angry when the infant kept him awake at night. While the child's mother was out running errands Friday, Charles allegedly shook the infant for about seven seconds and then threw the baby against a couch.

The infant suffered for five hours before being taken to a hospital. Hospital staff at Florida Hospital South reported that the child had been placed on a ventilator and could die as a result of the abuse.

Charles has been booked into jail on charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect. Bond information has not yet been made available.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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