Police: Aurora man shook and squeezed baby who wouldn’t stop crying
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A west suburban man charged with squeezing and shaking a 7-month-old because the baby wouldn’t quit crying gave a false name to authorities because he was already wanted on other charges, according to police.
Julian G. Anderson, 25, is charged with felony charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery, and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, child endangerment and obstructing police, a statement from Aurora police said.
Police were initially called by doctors at an Aurora hospital on Monday after Anderson brought the infant, a relative of his, to the emergency room for a persistent fever, police said.
Doctors “noticed signs of abuse on the girl’s face and back,” and investigators learned that Anderson allegedly “grabbed the baby’s face and squeezed her cheeks with one of his hands over her mouth when she would not stop crying,” the statement said.
He also shook the baby, according to police, who said the child’s injuries “appear not to be life-threatening.”
The obstruction charge was added because Anderson was “lying about his identity during the investigation, apparently in an attempt to avoid arrest on two active warrants,” police said. Those were for domestic battery in DeKalb County and burglary in Kane County.
Anderson, of the 800 block of Garfield Avenue in Aurora, is being held on a $93,750 bond in the Kane County Correctional Center in St. Charles.
Police and the Department of Children and Family Services continue to investigate the case.