SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 20-year-old man has been charged with child abuse after police said he caused multiple injuries to his girlfriend’s 7-month-old child.
According to charging documents, David Mora, of Taylorsville, was charged on Monday in 3rd District Court after an incident on March 5 while the infant’s mother was at work.
Documents state the mother came home and found her daughter and Mora lying on the ground. She noticed bruising on her child’s face and the girl was not acting right so she called 911, but Mora became upset, told her not to call 911 and took the phone from her.
Mora then took the woman’s wallet and fled the apartment.
Police were able to locate Mora at a home in Provo. Mora told police he had been drinking and does not remember what happened but that his 2-year-old son hit the infant on the head and he noticed the child did not seem okay, documents state.
Doctors told police the infant suffered a tear in her liver, an injury to her pancreas, multiple bruises and a skull fracture from blunt force trauma.
Mora was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on four charges of 2nd-degree felony child abuse and misdemeanor charges of theft and interruption of a communication device.