A Beach Park man is being held on a $350,000 bond after police say he struck a baby several times, injuring it, because the child woke up during the night crying.
Linyorth S. Siu-Jackson, 24, of the 39000 block of North Sheridan Road in Beach Park, was charged with aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm and harassment through electronic communication.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said detectives took a report of a battery to a child that occurred during the Fourth of July weekend.
The complainant is the mother of a 9-month-old boy.
The woman reported that her relative, Siu-Jackson, was babysitting the 9-month-old overnight during the Fourth of July weekend.
Siu-Jackson allegedly struck the baby on the back several times, causing injuries, after the child woke up in the middle of the night crying, Covelli said.
When the mother noticed the injuries, she took her infant to the hospital.
The boy was examined by doctors, treated and released. The extent of his injuries was not released.
Siu-Jackson was arrested at his home without incident on July 13 following an investigation.
Covelli said that Siu-Jackson was additionally charged after he threatened to cause bodily harm to the mother’s family via electronic message.
Siu-Jackson remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $350,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on August 10.