A 32-year-old resident of Kiryat Gat was charged on Thursday with the assault of his spouse's baby girl. According to the indictment, filed with the Beersheba District Court, the man bruised the infant's head, and in another incident he caused fractures to both of her legs.
The prosecution has asked to keep the defendant in custody until the conclusion of legal proceedings.
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The indictment states that in May, when the defendant and the baby were alone in the apartment, he bruised her head and caused her face to swell. The baby was hospitalized for four days at Ashkelon's Barzilai Medical Center.
In July, according to the indictment, the defendant attacked the girl during a stroll in Kiryat Gat, causing two fractures to her left leg. The baby's lip was cut and she also bled from her ear. Her leg was put in a cast and she was hospitalized for a week, the indictment said.
The man was charged with the aggravated assault of a minor. The request to keep the man in custody stated that he had prior convictions for offenses involving violence, sex and property, for which he served time. He was convicted in the past for a series of severe acts of violence against his wife, the prosecution said.
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