COUNCIL CHRONICLE – A Cincinnati chiropractor was taken into custody and charged with child endangerment and child abuse after doctors discovered that the man fractured his three-month-old daughter’s ribs. The man pleaded not guilty during his trial, claiming that her daughter had an accident at home.
Cincinnati Chiropractor Resentful for Having a Daughter, Prosecution Claims
According to the court documents, Jason Bittner, a 33-year-old Warrant County resident and the co-owner of a chiropractic clinic, assaulted his 3-month-old daughter back in February at his Cincinnati house.
Fearing for the life of his daughter, Bittner took the baby to the nearby children’s hospital and told the ER doctors that she had a little accident at home. However, a close examination revealed that the child had 28 cracked ribs and signs of damage to the left side of her brain.
The doctors called the authorities who later arrested Bittner and charged him with aggravated assault and child abuse.
During his police interview, the man first claimed that her daughter had a house accident but later admitted that he deliberately broke his daughter’s ribs because she was a ‘fussy’ child. More than that, the investigators discovered that the man’s horrendous deed was partly fueled by his being resentful about not having a boy.
The Cincinnati chiropractor would later refute those claims, as he pleads not guilty in court. At the moment, the judge ordered a $25,000 bond for Bittner. According to his attorney, his client might walk out of jail should he post the bail. However, he will have several restrictions such as wearing an ankle monitor and ceasing all contact with his children.
Robert Shapiro of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center declared that Bittner’s daughter is recovering well, but she may still experience some issues, as her left side of the brain has been irreversibly damaged.
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