ARCHBALD, Pa. -- An 18-year-old father from Pennsylvania is behind bars, charged with allegedly breaking his infant daughter's arm and not taking her to the doctor until 24 hours after the incident, according to WNEP.
Kylie Mlyczk, 18, was home alone with the girl when the baby girl suffered a break in her arm.
Police were called to a suspected child abuse case on Monday after the 6-week-old girl was brought into the Wright Center in Archbald with a broken arm.
Police later arrested Mlyczk and charged him with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
"We understand kids fall and get hurt and things like that happen. At 6 weeks old, it's kind of uncommon for the child to end up with an injury like this," Archbald police chief Tim Trently said.
Trently said Mlyczk and the baby's mother were brought in for an interview.
"We ask them why this happened and how this happened, and we try to put it together to see if it actually fits the injury," Trently said.
Mlyczk told officers that he was watching the infant at their home, and that the baby rolled over and injured her arm.
Officers say they knew that wasn't true because the child is too young to roll over on her own.
Mlyczk would go on to admit that he was drinking most of the day while watching the baby and that he might have tugged her arm too hard while changing her.
Mlyczk said he called a doctor when the baby seemed to be in pain but didn't receive a call back, according to court documents. The baby wouldn't see a doctor until 24 hours after being hurt.
"It's unfortunate, but it does happen in our world today and we see it quite a bit," Trently said.
Kylie Mlyczk was taken to the Lackawanna County Prison and is being held on $165,000 bail. Police are still investigating the case.AlertMe