For Immediate Release
July 2, 2018
An Independence man faces a felony child abuse charge in connection with serious physical injury suffered by a 1-year-old child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Carlos E. Alaniz, dob: 10/23/1998, faces Abuse or Neglect of a Child, a Class B felony.*
According to court records, Independence police were dispatched to Children's Mercy Hospitla in reference to a reported child abuse that occurred in an apartment in Independence. The victim was a 1-year-old child born in June 2017. The child resided with his mother in an apartment, where the mother's boyfriend also stayed. The child was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, including a lacerated liver and broken ribs. The medical staff had identified these injuries as child abuse. The defendant told Independence detectives that he was responsible for the injuries to the child victim. He had punched the child in the torso because the child wouldn't stop crying, he stated. The defendant added that he had kept the abuse from the child's mother.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.