KC father charged with child abuse involving infant

Jackson County prosecutors have charged a Kansas City man with physically abusing his 7-week-old son.

Jamaal L. McDaniel, 25, was charged Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

After noticing apparent bruises on the baby in January, family members took him to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Doctors determined he had a fractured leg and ribs, according to court documents filed in support of the charges.

According to family members, McDaniel told them that he had dropped the infant while giving him a bath and had squeezed him too hard while trying to hold onto him, according to the court documents.

He was being held Tuesday in lieu of a $150,000 bond.