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Man Charged With Biting Baby Girl Because She Wouldn't Fall Asleep

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Lake County man has been arrested for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter on the face and arms when she would not fall asleep.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services notified the Lake County Sheriff of a possible child abuse case at a home in Lake Villa Township.

Sheriff's detectives who visited the home found a 10-month-old girl who had suffered what appeared to be bite marks and bruises on her face and arms.

Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin is charged with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery, for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter when she wouldn't fall asleep. (Source: Lake County Sheriff)

Investigators determined her father, 31-year-old Daniel Martin, intentionally bit her "out of anger because the baby would not fall asleep," sheriff's officials said in a statement.

Martin, of the 38800 block of North Cedar Crest Drive, was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a child, and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. He was being held in the Lake County Jail on $50,000 bond, and was due back in court on March 18.

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