A Rome, Georgia man was arrested at his Nixon Avenue home Monday on charges of aggravated assault and 1st degree cruelty to children is facing more charges.
30 year old Cesar Alejandro Lopez Jr. is also charged with the aggravated battery, and false imprisonment, plus a count of 1st degree child cruelty.
According to Floyd County Jail records – Lopez assaulted a three-month-old child, and then refused to allow the mother to seek medical attention for the severely injured infant. Lopez reportedly locked the mother in her room, took her car keys – and took her cell phone from her.
The child had sustained nine broken ribs, an intracranial hemorrhage, and multiple hematomas on his arms, abdomen, and the head; the infant – who also suffered trauma to his liver and brain was taken to a specialty hospital for pediatric treatment.
Lopez remains jailed without bond.
(WRGA News for Rome, Georgia)