A Leavenworth man is accused of dropping his infant son down stairs and pushing the baby off of a sofa onto a wooden floor.

A Leavenworth man is accused of dropping his infant son down stairs and pushing the baby off of a sofa onto a wooden floor.

This is according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case of Robert F. Green.

Green, 22, is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with two counts of aggravated battery.

Charges were filed against Green after the baby was taken to the hospital Sept. 5.

The probable cause affidavit was prepared Sept. 7 in support of an arrest warrant. The affidavit was prepared by Detective Heather Vogel of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The affidavit reportedly was based on information from police officers’ reports.

According to the affidavit, Green allegedly admitted to police that he had previously squeezed the child, yanked on the baby’s legs and picked the baby up by his wrists. Green reportedly told Vogel that he treated the baby in this manner while being frustrated with the child.

The probable cause affidavit initially had been sealed. But District Court Judge Michael Gibbens ordered that the document be released last week following a request by the Leavenworth Times.

According to the affidavit, a family member had taken the three-month old baby to St. Luke’s Cushing Hospital on Sept. 5. Hospital staff determined the baby had a skull fracture.

The child was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, for further testing. There, it was discovered the baby had multiple fractures, at least some of which already had started to heal, and abdominal trauma.

According to the affidavit, Green initially told police he had not been in the room with the baby when the injuries occurred. He also stated that he believed the baby’s sister had struck the infant with a bottle.

Robert allegedly changed his story, telling police he bounced the baby too hard in a bouncy chair. He then reportedly stated the child had fallen from a sofa about a week earlier.

Green was interviewed by Vogel on Sept. 6. During the interview, he reportedly admitted to not holding onto the baby properly while going down stairs on the evening of Sept. 5, and the child was dropped down seven to 10 stairs onto a tile floor. Green allegedly told police this occurred while he was frustrated, according to the affidavit.

It is believed this incident had resulted in the child’s skull fracture.

Green also allegedly admitted to pushing the baby off of a sofa a week or two earlier because he was frustrated with the child, according to the affidavit.

Green also allegedly admitted to forcefully pushing on the baby's stomach, squeezing the baby’s lower jaw and forcefully hitting the child’s back while burping him in the weeks prior. Green reportedly told Vogel he did these things while he was angry with the baby because the child cried or would not take his bottle or burp, according to the affidavit.

Green is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24 for a preliminary hearing.

He remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail. His bond has been set at $100,000.

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