FATHER CHARGED: Infant Suffered Head Trauma

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A Des Moines father is in the Polk County Jail, accused of causing head trauma to his three-month-old.

Police arrested 28-year-old Robert Taylor on Monday after doctors determined his child was a victim of shaken baby syndrome.

Taylor initially took his baby to the hospital two weeks ago when the child was struggling to breathe. He told police the child was born prematurely and had been hospitalized multiple times because of his breathing.

After additional complications, the child was taken to Iowa City by air ambulance.

Doctors who examined the baby determined he had head trauma consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Taylor is charged with child endangerment causing serious bodily injury. He is being held without bond.