Man charged with breaking infant daughter's leg

2014-06-20T16:57:00Z 2014-06-21T11:04:08Z Man charged with breaking infant daughter's legThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 20, 2014 4:57 pm  • 

BOZEMAN — A 24-year-old Manhattan man is charged with breaking a bone in his infant daughter's leg while changing her diaper.

Alexander Jaran Callantine appeared in Justice Court in Gallatin County on Thursday and was charged with assault on a minor. Justice of the Peace Rick West set his bond at $50,000 and Callantine remained jailed on Friday.

Charging documents say Callantine and his wife brought their 6-week-old baby to the emergency room in Bozeman at about 2 a.m. Thursday. Hospital staff notified police that the baby had a broken right fibula consistent with child abuse.

Court records say Callantine told investigators he became frustrated when changing his daughter's diaper at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. He said she screamed and he felt a popping and grinding in her leg when he tried to re-dress her.

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