Coatesville toddler beaten, father charged
A Coatesville father has been charged with allegedly breaking several of his 11-month-old daughter's bones over the weekend, leaving the child in critical condition, authorities said Wednesday.
Juan Silva-Vasquez, 30, confessed to dropping his daughter on a coffee table in the living room of their house Sunday evening on Madison Street, then while the victim was crying, he grabbed her by both arms and threw her on a bed, according to the criminal complaint.
Police discovered the baby's injuries when her mother, Aldegunda Marshall, brought the baby with her to work at a YMCA in East Goshen. While in the center's child care area, other workers noticed the baby's injuries.
When police arrived and took the child to the DuPont Hospital for Children, tests revealed the child had a fractured right arm, fractured left forearm, two skull fractures and other injuries.
Silva-Vasquez has ben charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The complaint did not give a reason for the alleged attack.
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