An Indiana man is now in police custody after after telling officials that he wanted to “inflict pain back” on his two-month-old son for pulling on his nose ring and being too loud while he had a migraine, Action News 5 reported.
On Monday, an infant was brought to a hospital in Avon, Indiana with a cut on his head and bruises covering his body. The child’s mother told medical employees that she was afraid that her fiancé, the child’s father, had been abusing him. After doctors discovered that the two-month-old also had fractured ribs, fractured legs, and a subdural hemorrhage, they notified authorities.
While investigating 19-year-old Aaron Evans for potential child abuse, officers from the Avon Police Department quickly learned that the suspect has severe anger issues and is easily upset by the baby. In an interview, Evans admitted to wanting to “inflict pain back” on the child for being too loud while he had a migraine and for pulling on his nose ring.
Evans has been arrested and charged with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury. He is currently being held at Hendricks County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in court on June 5th. The infant remains in an intensive care in critical condition, but is expected to recover.