*Mothers, please think twice about who you leave your child with. One woman apparently didn’t, and now the child is suffering a serious head injury after a Toledo man (now behind bars) admitted to punching the 1-year-old girl.
Markeese Cummings, 24, is being held in the Lucas County Jail on $500,000 bond, after being charged with felonious assault.
Police say that Cummings went to the apartment of a woman on Monday, and they both claimed to only be “sexual partners.”
It was after the two had sex, that the woman got up to go shower; leaving Cummings with the child. He took the woman’s 1-year-old daughter downstairs to get something to drink.
When the baby wouldn’t stop crying for her mother, Cummings said he got frustrated and punched her on the side of her face with his closed fist.
The little girl is being treated for serious injuries to the head.
Cummings initial bail was set at $75,000; but Toledo Municipal Court Judge Timothy Kuhlman revised the amount after hearing additional information about the baby’s condition. Cummings will next appear in court on Wednesday.
What words do you have for this child’s mother? She needs to hear them.