Richmond, KY-A Kentucky father is facing charges for abusing his newborn daughter, breaking 27 of her bones.
“She was beaten with his fist in her head. She was picked up and slammed on the floor several times. It’s unimaginable that a father could do this to their daughter,” Richmond Police Assistant Chief Rodney Richardson said
The baby had approximately 27 bone fractures to her skull, ribs, spine, arms, legs, hands, and feet. She also suffered retinal hemorrhaging, bruises and internal injuries.
Dykes is the child’s primary caregiver and the only person with her at the time of the injuries.
He told police he has multiple personality disorder and flew into a rage when he hurt the baby. He described the violent acts to police using a teddy bear and apologized for his actions.
“Luckily, with a lot of prayer, I think, and some blessing, she’s still alive,” Richardson said. “Right now other than some long-term effects she may be doing OK.”
He was arrested on Thursday and is being held without bond at the Madison County Detention Center.