Iowa dad admits to 'slamming' 7-month-old son into crib: Criminal complaint
WHO / Polk County
Cesar Corona Lopez is charged with child endangerment-serious injury and is being held in the Polk County Jail.

By Kelly Maricle, WHO

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) -- Police in West Des Moines have arrested a man they say caused serious injuries to his 7-month-old son Thursday after slamming the boy into a crib.

Nineteen-year-old Cesar Corona Lopez is charged with child endangerment-serious injury, a Class C Felony, and is being held in the Polk County Jail.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, West Des Moines police were called to Blank Children’s Hospital Thursday in connection with a possible child abuse case. Doctors told police a 7-month-old child had suffered a spiral fracture to the right femur and a skull fracture behind his right ear.

Court documents say Corona Lopez admitted to a detective to “slamming” the child into the crib, which caused the injuries. The alleged incident occurred at Corona Lopez's apartment in the 1100 block of 11th Street in West Des Moines

The incident happened at Corona Lopez’s apartment in the 1100 block of 11th Street in West Des Moines.

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