A Manti man is accused of abusing his infant daughter, possibly causing brain damage.
In charges filed Tuesday in 6th District Court, police wrote that the man, 23, was with the 7-month-old on Oct. 16, when he called his wife to report the baby was not breathing.
The baby began breathing again but remained unresponsive, police wrote. She was taken to Gunnison Valley Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a brain bleed and sent, still unresponsive, to Primary Children's Hospital. The father allegedly told doctors at Gunnison Valley that the baby had fallen off the bed.
But doctors at Primary Children's found the baby was suffering from brain swelling and bleeding, as well as several bruises over her body, police wrote. Doctors said she likely would have brain damage and could die.