Cops: Florida Man Fractures 3-Month-Old Baby’s Skull

HAINES CITY, Fla. (CBS  Tampa) – A Florida man is behind bars after being accused of fracturing a baby’s skull.

Police charged Javier Leonidas Aguilar with aggravated child abuse for the Sept. 24 incident that left the 3-month-old with a fractured skull and broken ribs, clavicle, tibia and left femur.

According to police reports obtained by CBS Tampa, the infant suffered these injuries while under the care of Aguilar.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the mother took the infant to the hospital after he began suffering from seizures. The baby was then airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, where tests revealed the injuries.

Doctors say it is possible the baby can have long-term consequences from the abuse, such as seizures, blindness, and brain damage.

The baby’s condition is listed as stable.

According to the police report, Aguilar originally denied any abuse. After learning of the baby’s injuries, police say he confessed.

Aguilar was booked in the Orange County jail while he waits for extradition to Polk County.

Aguilar has one prior arrest of DUI in Osceola County in 2009.

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