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A 2-Month-Old Baby Pulled His Father’s Nose Ring. The Newborn Landed In The ICU After The Man Decided To 'Inflict Pain Back', Cops Say.

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Apr. 21 2024, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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An Indiana man allegedly admitted to police that he abused his 2-month-old son and wanted to “inflict pain back” on the baby after the child pulled his nose ring and was being loud when the 19-year-old suspect had a migraine, according to authorities.

Officials said police began investigating after the baby was recently brought to a hospital in Avon with multiple bruises on his body and a healing cut on top of his head, WXIN reported.

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The baby was transferred to Riley Children’s Hospital and doctors told police the baby had rib fractures, leg fractures, a subdural hemorrhage and many contusions, according to WXIN. They also reportedly found signs of subdural hemorrhages that occurred in the past.

Court records show the injuries were determined to be the result of physical abuse and not medical or accidental, officials said.

Officers spoke to the child’s mother and a roommate that lived with the couple. Both the roommate and the child’s mother said the suspect, identified as Aaron Evans, had anger issues and he would easily get frustrated with the baby, WXIN reported.

Police spoke with Evans, who allegedly admitted to having “major anger issues.”

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Evans told police he abused the newborn boy several times, including dropping him into his car seat “harder than he should have” and intentionally dropped the child from his arms to the floor, WXIN reported.

When police asked Evans why he was abusing the child, he blamed it on having a migraine and wanting the baby to be quiet. Evans also said the baby pulled his nose ring, so he wanted to “inflict pain back” on the infant, police said.

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Evans was arrested and booked into the Hendricks County jail. He was charged with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, police said.

The child remains in the ICU unit at Riley Children’s Hospital in critical condition, WXIN reported.


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