Man arrested for beating 2-month-old
BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police arrested a father on cruelty to juvenile charges for beating a two-month-old child while changing his diaper.
On Wednesday around 11 a.m. BRPD responded to an area hospital in reference to a two-month old child with bruising to his genital and rear area and injuries to his ribs. The mother of the child told police that she left her three children at home with their father, 23-year-old Dexter Ambeau, on Tuesday while she went to a job interview and to run errands. According to police, the mother returned home later that afternoon to the child sleeping and everything appeared fine.
When the child woke up he was crying severely so the mother went to change his diaper and noticed bruising and severe swelling to boy's genital and rear area. Additionally, the child began to cry louder when the mother tried to pick him up. According to the police report, Ambeau then became upset and argued with the mother, telling her that he was leaving and never coming back.
The child was brought to an area hospital where medical staff confirmed that the child sustained severe bruises and injuries along with fractured ribs that were in the healing process.
Ambeau turned himself in to BRPD where he was arrested and questioned. Ambeau admitted that the child was left in his care from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and did not see any injuries to the child's genital area. He also admitted that he may have been too rough when wiping him, but had no idea how the child ribs were injured, the report states.
Ambeau was charged with cruelty to juveniles and according to arrest records has a history of home invasion, simple battery and domestic abuse battery.