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Father pleads not guilty to child abuse

A Spokane man accused of assaulting his infant daughter pleaded not guilty to the charge Tuesday.

Daniel S. O’Brien, 23, was arrested Feb. 10 after he and his girlfriend, Jordan Calvert, brought their 2-month-old daughter, Tristan, to a Spokane hospital with bruises and fractured bones, including a broken rib and fractured skull.

O’Brien reportedly admitted to causing the girl’s injuries and said he had mental problems that caused him to blackout when angry. He told police he’d sought mental health services but couldn’t pay because he didn’t have insurance, according to court documents.

O’Brien is in Spokane County Jail on $50,000 bail for one count first-degree assault of a child. His next court date is in April.

Spokane father accused of abusing infant

A Spokane man is accused of abusing his 2-month-old daughter.

Daniel S. O’Brien, 23, was arrested Friday after doctors said the girl’s injuries, which include a broken leg, were consistent with abuse, according to the Spokane Police Department.

O’Brien appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today on one count of first-degree assault of a child and is in custody on $50,000 bond.

“The injuries didn’t match up with any plausible explanation,” said Officer Jennifer DeRuweÖ. “It’s not often you find a 2-month-old with fractured bones.”

The girl is expected to survive, DeRuwe said.

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