Troy, MO (KSDK) - A 23-year-old Lincoln County man remains jailed on a $50,000 cash-only bond amid allegations he abused his infant daughter over the course of the last few months.
According to Major Kurt Venneman, a spokesman for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, deputies began investigating a child abuse complaint on September 14 after receiving information from Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis about a three-month-old being treated with severe injuries, including rib fractures, a leg fracture, and bruises on the knee and back area.
Detectives interviewed the child's father, Mark Bingle, who admitted to placing the girl on his lap and squeezing her on several occasions and could hear cracking noises while doing so, Venneman said.
Bingle also told investigators he put his daughter's head in a pillow on several occasions to stop her from crying, Venneman said.
The child is still hospitalized at Cardinal Glennon, but is expected to make a full recovery.