An arrest warrant has been issued for an Ypsilanti Township man accused of squeezing his 3-month-old daughter so hard he fractured her ribs, Washtenaw County Court records show.
Charles J. Wasson, 30, is charged with first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse, according to a felony complaint filed in 14-A District Court.
Attempts to reach Wasson this afternoon were unsuccessful. One of his family members declined to comment today.
If convicted of the charges, Wasson faces up to 15 years in prison.
Wasson is accused of abusing his daughter at his Essex Drive home between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, court records show. According to the complaint, Wasson squeezed “her around the stomach, causing several lateral rib fractures.”
Officials at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital notified authorities March 10 after the baby was brought to the hospital by her parents with the rib injuries and a fractured arm, Jackson said.
Jackson said he didn't know what hospital officials were originally told about how the baby was injured. Children's Protective Services also is involved in the case, he said. Jackson said he does not know who now has custody of the baby.