Florida Couple Arrested For Beating 4-Month-Old Child

A Florida father is accused of beating his 4-month-old child because the infant was crying.

Osceola County Sheriff's officials received a report of possible child abuse on Friday after the baby was taken to a hospital with facial bruising and leg fractures. 

Deputies say the child's 32-year-old father, David Alan Rich, admitted to hitting the infant.

Rich is charged with aggravated child abuse. 

Credit: OCSO

The child's 30-year-old mother, Ashley Montrony, is accused of two counts of child neglect with great bodily harm for failing to provide care and keep her baby safe after knowing about the abuse. 

Both were booked into the Osceola County Jail. 

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the child.

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