Authorities in Kentucky say a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries to his baby daughter’s skull, spine, ribs and various other body parts during a savage assault.
According to WSB, 24-year-old Sean Dykes was arrested on Thursday and is expected to face criminal charges including child abuse and assault. Police responded to his home in Madison County in response to the report of a child at the location suffering from a head injury.
Upon arrival, authorities reportedly found the infant, who was rushed to an area hospital with 27 bone fractures.
“Luckily, with a lot of prayer, I think, and some blessing, she’s still alive,” said Assistant Richmond Police Chief Rodney Richardson. “Right now, other than some long-term effects, she may be doing OK.”
An arrest report claims that “Dykes said the only possible explanation is that [he] punched the infant in the head, which caused [her] injuries.”
While he reportedly claimed to have multiple personalities, investigators say he “agreed that all the evidence suggested he was the one responsible.”
Dykes allegedly told police that he saw the girl having an apparent seizure after he slammed her on a bed upon losing his temper.
After noticing her extensive head injuries and his own hand pain, he reportedly concluded that he had attacked the baby. Reports show Dykes was booked into jail without bond following his arrest.
[Featured image: Sean Dykes, handout]