Gregory Lowman, 28, is accused of breaking a 5-week-old baby’s bones, leading the infant to be hospitalized, according to police.
Bethlehem police said they were contact March 1 after the infant was hospitalized with a skull fracture, three fractured ribs, and an older tibia fracture.
Lowman was interviewed by police, and reportedly told officers the injuries were accidental.
Lowman reported that in one incident, the baby was crying and he squeezed her, but then stopped and apologized to the infant, police said.
On Feb. 27, Lowman reportedly told police he was holding the baby as he walked down the stairs, when he tripped on a toy and fell backwards. Lowman said he did not see the baby hit her head, and Dr. Debra Esernio-Jensen found that incident would not have led to the skull fracture, according to police.
As for the leg fracture, Lowman said it may have happened three weeks ago, when he was carrying the baby and her leg struck a door frame, police said
Esernio-Jensen said that when she examined the baby, the fracture was three to seven days old, and that it was caused by twisting or pulling on the leg, police said.
Lowman is charged with nine counts of aggravated assault, three counts each of child endangerment and reckless endangerment, and a single count of simple assault.
The baby had a fractured skull and three fractured ribs, in addition to an old tibia fracture, Bethlehem police said.