An Ohio man allegedly punched a 1-year-old girl in the face because the infant would not stop crying for her mom.
Markeese Cummings, 24, had sex with Simone Day, 20, at her apartment in Toledo on Monday, according to The Smoking Gun.
“Mr. Cummings and Ms. Day both informed this detective that they are sexual partners only,” Detective Lawrence Anderson said.
Day moved her daughter into a different room so she and Cummings could have some privacy. The woman took a shower after having sex while Cummings took the 1-year-old baby to get something to drink downstairs, where she continued to cry for her mother, NBC 24 reports. That’s when Cummings says he lost his temper and punched the child.
The baby was struck “on the right side of her face with a closed fist causing serious harm,” according to the complaint, which does not further describe the exact injuries inflicted on the girl.
NBC 24 reports that Cummings was charged with felonious assault and bail was originally set at $75,000, but a Toledo Municipal Court Judge reset the amount to $500,000 after hearing more information about the baby’s condition.
He has previously been arrested for robbery, disorderly conduct and underage drinking.