Sarasota man charged with beating baby, spraying her with Windex

October 28, 2013 

SARASOTA -- A 25-year-old man has been charged with beating a 6-month-old girl and covering her with Windex, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

"Deputies were called to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Sunday morning after the infant was brought in with facial and head trauma," the sheriff's office said in a news release. "The baby’s mother and a witness explained that the little girl was sleeping in her crib when they went to bed Saturday night, but they woke up Sunday morning to the sound of her crying harder than normal.

"When the mother turned on the light she saw cuts to the baby’s face and near one of her eyes and that the crib had been moved into the living room, the sheriff's office said.

The mother and the other witness said Christopher Rounds was the only person awake with the baby when was crying, according to the report.

The mother told deputies that Rounds smoked K2, a type of synthetic marijunan, earlier in the day, "while the witness said Rounds had been drinking and had anxiety attacks over caring for the infant," the sheriff's office said.

Rounds is charged with aggravated child abuse, and was being held without bond at the Sarasota County jail.

He also faces two counts of disorderly conduct for threatening deputies and two neighbors when initially contacted about the abuse investigation, the sheriff's office said.

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