Kevin Graciano apparently could not control his anger when his 10-month-old son’s cries kept him awake Wednesday night. In an effort to quiet the child, he reportedly grabbed the 10-month-old by his hair and punched him in the face. Then he threw the infant’s child seat at the mother, who did not live with Graciano, and made it clear he was driving them home. Once the mother and child were safely at their own home, she called police to report the incident.
When police arrived, they saw evidence of the blow to the baby’s face, mainly in the form of a black eye. The mother and child were taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment. Graciano admitted to pulling the baby up by his hair, but that punch to the face was an accident that happened when he went to push the mother.
Graciano was charged with risk of injury to a minor, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and held on $5,000 bail.Tags: assault and battery, Child Abuse, disorderly conduct, Kevin Graciano