A 20-year-old Brockton man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after his arraignment Tuesday for what authorities say was a brutal, physical assault
on his own baby daughter.
was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a child with substantial injury resulting.
The baby, now just 4 months old, was found to have suffered fractures to both of her legs, elbows, clavicles (collarbone) and a rib
, according to Gregg Miliote, spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
Miliote said the attacks on little Jayla Rosa occurred “over various stages” of time
. He said the DA’s office initiated the arrest after having conducted “an extensive” 10-day investigation.
He said that the baby’s mother, whose name has not yet been made public, brought her baby to Morton Hospital and Medical Center, where a call was made to the state’s Department of Children and Families, who in turn contacted the DA’s office.
Both the baby and her 4-year-old brother have since been placed under DCS care and custody, he said. A spokeswoman at Morton Hospital would not comment on the girl having possibly been a patient there.
No charges so far have been lodged against the mother, but Rosa could face additional charges
, said Miliote, who added that each count of assault and battery on a child with substantial injury resulting carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison.