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Police: So-called ‘Dad’ brutally beat his toddler on Father’s Day, causing multiple skull fractures

An Coney Island, New York, teen father is behind bars after police say he beat his toddler daughter while she was visiting with him on Father’s Day.

Nylah Lewis, just 16-months-old, suffered multiple skull fractures and bruising on her face and legs after her father, Shaquan Taylor, 19, allegedly beat her. He’s also accused of beating the child’s 17-year-old mother, Tammy Lewis, on Father’s Day reported PIX11.

Nylah Lewis remains in Maimonides Hospital in critical condition. According to the New York Daily News, she is being treated for two skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, and needed a blood transfusion. Her condition is dire and she may not recover.

Tammy Lewis dropped her daughter off with Taylor for a Father’s Day visit. A few hours later, Taylor Facebook messaged Lewis telling her there was a problem and she needed to come get the girl.

When Lewis arrived, police say Lewis discovered Nylah was covered in bruises and gasping for air. Lewis reportedly took her daughter and ran out of Taylor’s Coney Island apartment, only to have Taylor run after them and punch Lewis, knocking her to the ground with the injured baby still in her arms.

Taylor then allegedly grabbed the baby and handed her to a friend who gave her to EMS who had arrived at the scene.  Lewis attempted to flee, but Taylor followed her and continued the assault. He then hid in the bushes in an attempt to avoid the police. Officers eventually caught and arrested him.

Taylor claimed his daughter fell off the bed, and then changed his story to say she fell of the toilet. Doctors told authorities her injuries were not consistent with a fall.

Taylor, who turned 19 on Tuesday, was charged with sexual misconduct in 2015 for his unlawful relationship with Lewis who was only 14 at the time. He was also arrested for harassing Lewis in 2016 when Nylah was 2 months old, reported the 

Lewis and her daughter had been issued an order of protection against Taylor last July.

ABC News reports Taylor has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. His bail is set at $250,000.

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