A Beach Park man has been charged with severely beating his 14-month-old daughter at a Waukegan residence, leaving her in critical condition.
Albert K. Estrada, 30, of the 39100 block of Queensbury Lane in Beach Park, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, a Class X felony.
Prosecutors said during a bond hearing that the Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 11:45 p.m. on October 5 to Washington Street and McAree Road in Waukegan.
Officers received a call of a child in distress at a residence near the intersection.
An investigation revealed a 14-month-old girl had been battered by her father, identified as Estrada, prosecutors said.
Paramedics transported the toddler to a local hospital and she was later transferred to Lurie’s Children Hospital in Chicago in critical condition.
Prosecutors said the girl had numerous fractures to her arms and legs along with a broken bone in her skull.
An arrest warrant was issued for Estrada and officers arrested him in mid-October, court records show.
During the bond hearing, Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Estrada held in the Lake County Jail on a $750,000 bond.
Estrada was released from the jail after posting 10% of his $750,000 bond, court records show.
Estrada is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.