Morris County prosecutors have presented a plea deal to a man who allegedly injured an infant at a home in Jefferson Township, NJ.
The suspect is a 25-year-old male who previously lived in Jefferson, New Jersey. He has been accused of dropping a five-month-old child on the floor at a residence in Jefferson Township. Authorities learned about the alleged child abuse from a Facebook post by the suspect.
The suspect is currently being held at the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was initially free on house arrest, but police arrested him against after he allegedly removed a GPS ankle bracelet.
If the suspect ultimately rejects the plea deal from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and is convicted at trial in Morris County Superior Court, he could be subject to significant penalties.
The suspect could also face a child abuse investigation by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Prosecutors Offer Plea Deal to Man Who Allegedly Dropped Infant.”