Police: Dad admits to breaking newborn’s ribs out of 'frustrations’

Police: Dad admits to breaking newborn’s ribs out of 'frustrations’
Dominic Wilson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

FOREST PARK - (FOX19) - A suburban Cincinnati father is accused of being so frustrated over his newborn daughter’s crying, he broke five of her ribs and her posterior.

Dominic Wilson, 31, is held in lieu of $200,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail on charges of felonious assault and endangering children.

According to court records, Wilson admitted he caused his daughter’s broken ribs by squeezing her out of frustration.

He told Forest Park police he was watching his 2-month-old daughter at their residence on Versailles Drive Aug. 13 when she acted fussy, investigators wrote in a sworn statement.

Wilson stated he was holding the infant in his arms and could not get her to stop crying and being fussy, the affidavit reads.

“Wilson then stated that out of frustration he held (his daughter) on her torso with his hands and squeezed her, causing ribs 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 on her left side along with her posterior to break,” the court record states.

“Wilson stated that he noticed popping sounds coming from the child in the following days before going to the hospital.”

Wilson is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty to one count of robbery connected to a hold-up at PNC Bank in Colerain Township in 2011, court records show.

He was sentenced to seven years in a state prison.

Wilson also was charged with domestic violence in August 2008.

That was related to an alleged attack on a woman in the West End, court records show. He was accused of slamming her head into a wall and holding her down against her will.

A judge issued a temporary restraining order, requiring Wilson to stay away from the victim, but the charge and order were dismissed two months later.

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