A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Leavenworth man accused of battering an infant.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Leavenworth man accused of battering an infant.

The hearing for Robert F. Green is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Leavenworth County District Court.

Green, 22, is charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Aug. 20 and Sept. 5 in Leavenworth.

According to a written complaint filed in the case, Green is accused of causing the victim great bodily harm or disfigurement.

The Leavenworth Police Department began an investigation after a baby was taken to a local hospital Sept. 5 for what were reported to be accidental injuries. Deputy Police Chief Dan Nicodemus said police thought the injuries were suspicious.

The boy later was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Nicodemus described the child’s injuries as significant but not life-threatening.

Green appeared in court Wednesday with his court-appointed attorney, Joel Rook.

“I believe we’re ready to set a preliminary hearing,” Rook said.

He asked to have hearing in about a month’s time.

Evidence will be presented during the preliminary hearing, and the judge will determine if the case against Green should proceed.

During Wednesday’s hearing, District Judge Michael Gibbens granted a prosecution motion to endorse additional witnesses in the case.

Green remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Gibbens said Green’s bond has been set at $100,000.

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