After a man was released from jail for a child abuse conviction, he allegedly assaulted and injured his 2-month-old daughter within weeks of CPS allowing him to live at home with her.
25-year-old Luis Gabriel Krom resides in Middletown, Connecticut. He is a prior convict who served a 1-year sentence for abusing and injuring a newborn male child in 2017.
Krom also has a 2-month-old daughter.
Though Krom was previously denied access from residing with the baby, the Department of Children and Families recently permitted him to move in with the infant and her mother. As a stipulation, he is not allowed to be alone with the baby.
Around 3:00 am on February 13, the baby’s mother reported that she fed the infant and wrapped her in a blanket before putting her back to bed.
The mother then returned to bed herself.
The woman was allegedly startled awake approximately 4 hours later when she reportedly heard her daughter screaming.
When she went to check on her baby, the mother said that the child had blood on her face. She also noted that the infant’s blanket appeared to be wrapped around her differently than when she left her.
The mother reported that she believed Krom attacked the baby, but he said he was not the culprit when she asked.
A family member visited the residence and spoke with Krom about the alleged assault on the infant, and Krom reportedly decided to depart from the home.
The authorities were notified, and when they saw the child, they reported that the infant seemed to be medically sound, and an investigation was opened.
When a social worker followed up with the family a week after the incident, the infant showed signs of needing immediate medical attention.
Doctors at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center tended to the child, and they reported that it looked like she had been strangled. The infant was diagnosed with a brain bleed, an injured spine, and possible damage to her organs. She additionally displayed bruising and scrapes all over her body.
According to the infant’s mother, Krom started sending her text messages regarding the incident. She said his stories changed from telling her that he was innocent of the claims to admitting that he did it by accident.
Krom has also been accused of trying to coerce the woman from cooperating with the authorities regarding the investigation.
On February 15, the authorities picked up Krom on a warrant.
Krom was booked and jailed on a $500,000 bond.
He is expected to face charges for first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, and second-degree strangulation.
Last Wednesday, the baby was reported as being in serious condition.
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