A Florida man is in jail without bond after authorities say he broke a one-month-old child's leg when he was interrupted from a video game to change the infant's diaper.
Paul Lejeunesse, 20, of Citrus County Fla. faces a charge of aggravated child abuse and, according to a report filed by child protection authorities, appears to have admitted to causing the injury. The grandmother of the baby said Lejeunesse had become increasingly frustrated with the diaper change attempts, noting that the infant would cry throughout, but would be silent if she made the diaper change herself, reported WTSP-TV of St. Petersburg.
Lejeunesse's relationship to the child was not described in news accounts. He is said to spend most of his time at home, unemployed. The baby's mother lives at the home but attends school during the day. The incident allegedly occurred Dec. 11, when the baby's grandmother asked Lejeunesse to change the diaper. He was playing "an Xbox game at the time," reported WTSP "and became upset that he was interrupted."
Lejeunesse told authorities that when he lifted the baby's legs during the change, he heard a pop and the infant's right leg went limp. He alerted the grandmother, the baby was taken to a hospital, where the fracture was discovered. The baby was treated and released.