Man indicted for assaulting infant son

Christian Jones (Source: Clermont County Jail)
Christian Jones (Source: Clermont County Jail)

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont County grand jury has indicted a Miami Township man for assaulting his infant son, causing serious injuries.

Christian M. Jones, 26, was indicted on two counts of Felonious Assault, two counts of Domestic Violence and four counts of Endangering Children.

Miami Township EMS responded to the Meadow Drive on Monday, Nov. 8 after Jones called 911 stating that his three month old child was having trouble breathing.

The victim was transported to Children's Hospital Liberty, where further medical examination revealed injuries consistent with abuse, including several bone fractures.

The victim was then transferred to Children's Hospital Base where he was further evaluated by the hospital abuse team who were able to determine with reasonable medical certainty that the victim's injuries were the result of abuse.

Miami Township Police detectives began conducting interviews with medical professionals and family members.  During the interview with Jones, detectives learned that he was the child's primary care giver while the child's mother worked and attended school.  They also learned that this wasn't the victim's first medical episode and that the parents reported the child experiencing a previous seizure.

When confronted with the fact that a seizure could not account for the victim's serious trauma, Jones confessed to actions that caused the child's injuries.

The victim has been placed in protective custody while the investigation continues.

"This, like any child abuse case, is very difficult for investigators" said Chief Steven Bailey, "but an abused child at the hands of a parent is particularly egregious and difficult to make sense of."

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