Pinellas Park Man Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse of his 1 Month Old Daughter
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Pinellas Park man after he intentionally squeezed a 1-month-old and fractured several of the infant’s ribs.
The incidents occurred between June 19, 2017 and July 4, 2017 at a private residence in Pinellas Park and a private residence in Seminole.
Detectives say they began their investigation on July 11, 2017, after the 1-month-old infant was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for fractured ribs and bruising. Detectives say the mother 25-year-old Sara Nixon, and the child’s father 25-year-old Daniel Nixon, originally brought the infant to the hospital for digestive problems and a bruise to her leg.
Detectives learned from doctors the infant suffered from over 20 rib fractures.
Detectives conducted interviews with the parents and identified inconsistencies in Daniel Nixon’s statements.
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, detectives interviewed Daniel Nixon at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Daniel Nixon admitted to detectives he intentionally squeezed the infant on at least two occasions, with significant force, because the infant was crying and he was frustrated.
Detectives arrested Daniel Nixon and transported him to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.
Daniel Nixon was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm.
The infant was released from the hospital to the custody of a family member.
The investigation continues.