Thomas Alan Lucking, 24, was arrested Friday morning and is expected to make his first court appearance on the charge Oct. 26.
A court complaint charging Lucking indicates that an 8-month-old girl was seen Oct. 12 at St. Cloud Hospital with new and old bleeding on her brain. The girl had bruises on her face, back and finger, and doctors noted an injury to her tongue despite the fact that she didnít yet have any teeth.
Doctors also noticed a small acute subdural hemorrhage consistent with a history of severe trauma or abuse, according to the court complaint, and hemorrhages in the eyes.
Based on the injury to the childís brain, she will be developmentally delayed, the complaint quotes doctors as saying.
Officers learned that the girl was in the custody and care of Lucking when she sustained the injuries, according to the complaint.
That complaint indicates that Lucking acknowledged that he shook the girl. On Friday, Lucking admitted several instances of child abuse, including shaking her, squeezing her face, slamming her chin into her mouth, squeezing her tight against his chest where she could not breathe, slamming her down forcefully and jamming her face into a pillow.