FRANKFORT, Ky. (TCD) — A 29-year-old man was taken into custody this week for allegedly injuring a 4-week-old child because she was crying too much.
According to an arrest report cited by WKYT-TV, on Sunday, Nov. 19, Frankfort Police Department officers responded to a medical distress call at an apartment building on the 800 block of Louisville Road. When they arrived, they found an infant with “blue lips, blue color around the eyes, and with a possible obstructed airway.”
The child was reportedly unresponsive and appeared to have injuries on her neck and head.
The Frankfort State Journal reports medics transported the little girl to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, then transferred her to University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital for additional treatment because her injuries were so serious.
The suspect, Arien Fredrickson, allegedly “made statements to officers on scene that he had intentionally physically assaulted the baby in attempt to quiet her crying.”
Franklin County Jail records show Fredrickson was booked on charges of first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years old or younger and first-degree domestic violence assault. A judge set his bond at $1 million cash.
Fredrickson is reportedly the victim’s father.
WKYT reports the child’s mother, Helena Herbert, was also taken into custody. Jail records indicate she was booked on charges of failure to report child neglect and first-degree criminal abuse. Her bond was also set at $1 million cash.
- Kentucky man accused of assaulting newborn to get her to stop crying – WKYT
- Frankfort man charged with injuring 4-week-old newborn – Franfort State Journal
- Franklin County Regional Jail inmate information
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