Man says 'stress and frustration' caused him to assault infant

Man says 'stress and frustration' caused him to assault infant
Justin Lee Glyden (source: Shelby County Detention Center)
Justin Lee Glyden (source: Shelby County Detention Center)

SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Shelby County man has been arrested on charges that he assaulted an infant.

Justin Lee Glyden, 28, of Shelbyville, was taken into custody August 1.

Detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office were called to Norton Children's Hospital about a five-week-old believed to be the victim of an assault. The child was suffering from multiple rib fractures and possible broken femur, according to the Glyden's arrest report.

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Some of the rib fractures, believed to be a total of 14, were healing. But some of the fractures were new indicating the child had been assaulted on several occasions.

Under questioning by detectives, Glyden admitted that he abused the child between July 13 and August 1. He said stress and frustration toward the child caused the injuries.

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"We got from the arrestee there was a lot of frustration, a lot of anxiety, a lot of family issues that may have perpetrated this," Detective Mark Moore of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.

Police said they believe the child's injuries aren't life threatening but the hospital cannot confirm the child's medical condition since Child Protective Services is involved.

A neighbor said she was in shock that Glyden had always seemed protective over the newborn baby girl and was shocked that he could be responsible for any abuse.

"I come out one morning, one afternoon actually, and was going to go visit and say hi and see the baby," Jackie Murphy said. "Of course I had a cigarette in my hand and they're like 'we don't want cigarettes around the baby,' and i said 'that's just fine.'

Police in Shelby County urged parents to seek help if experiencing feelings of abuse.

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