TROY, Missouri (KMOV) – A Troy, Missouri man has been charged after he admitted to seriously injuring his 3-month-old daughter on repeated occasions.
Mark Bingle, 23, was charged with felony child abuse.
Police said they began investigating the alleged abuse after Bingle’s daughter was admitted to Cardinals Glennon Children’s Hospital on Friday.
According to police, the girl suffered multiple rib fractures, a right tibia fracture and bruises on her left knee and back. She also had a previous leg fracture and eye hemorrhaging.
Police said officers interviewed Bingle, who admitted to placing his daughter between his thigh and chest while squeezing her. He said he heard a noise on more than one occasion that could have indicated a rib or ribs breaking. Bingle told police he had done the same thing so many times he could not remember how many.
Authorities said Bingle also admitted to putting her face-down in a pillow so she would stop crying.
According to court documents, the alleged abuse took place between June 5 and September 8.
Bingle was booked into the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Jail, where he remains in custody.