Plover Father Gets 1 Year Jail in 'Shaken Baby' Case

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 24-year-old Plover father will spend one year in jail followed by five years probation for a child neglect conviction. Choua Xiong pleaded no contest to child abuse causing great bodily harm during a plea deal with prosecutors in May. As result, a charge of child abuse was dismissed, but was considered during Friday' sentencing.

An investigation began in January after doctors said Xiong's then six-month-old daughter had bleeding on the brain, which was caused by non-accidental trauma. Court documents revealed the girl's injuries were consist with 'shaken baby syndrome'.

The girl's father, Xiong, initially said the girls injuries were the result of a car accident that occurred in October 2013. However, according to the criminal complaint Xiong later admitted to police he dropped the girl and shook her.

During a CT scan performed Jan. 3, doctors told investigators the right side of the child's brain show a subdural hemotoma. According to the criminal complaint, there appeared to be old blood and new blood. The girl also had a fractured leg which would have occurred during her first week of life.

Xiong will receive credit for 197 already spend in jail.

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