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Kentucky man accused of beating infant, causing 27 fractures

June 4, 2019
This Thursday, May 30, 2019, booking photo provided by Madison County Detention Center shows Sean Dykes, in Richmond, Ky. Dykes is accused of punching his infant daughter and repeatedly slamming the 3-month-old on the ground, causing 27 bone fractures and other injuries. News outlets report Dykes was arrested Thursday and charged with abuse of a minor and domestic violence. (Madison County Detention Center via AP)
This Thursday, May 30, 2019, booking photo provided by Madison County Detention Center shows Sean Dykes, in Richmond, Ky. Dykes is accused of punching his infant daughter and repeatedly slamming the 3-month-old on the ground, causing 27 bone fractures and other injuries. News outlets report Dykes was arrested Thursday and charged with abuse of a minor and domestic violence. (Madison County Detention Center via AP)

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of punching his infant daughter and repeatedly slamming the 3-month-old on the ground, causing 27 bone fractures and other injuries.

News outlets report 24-year-old Sean Dykes was arrested Thursday and charged with abuse of a minor and domestic violence.

An arrest report says authorities responding to a report of a wounded infant last week found the girl with fractures, bruises, bleeding in her eyes and other possible internal injuries.

Richmond Police Assistant Chief Rodney Richardson said “it’s unimaginable that a father could do this to their daughter.”

Dykes also was accused in March of shoving his girlfriend and her mother to the ground and attempting to strangle one of them.

He’s being held without bail. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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