Man Punched Baby After Sex With Child's Mom

Ohioan, 24, jailed for assaulting defenseless toddler


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Crying Baby Punched

OCTOBER 7--After having sex with the mother of a one-year-old girl, an Ohio man allegedly punched the infant in the face after she “continued crying for her mother,” who was taking a post-tryst shower, cops allege.

Markeese Cummings, 24, was arrested Monday afternoon for felony battery and booked into the Lucas County jail, where he is being held in lieu of $75,000.

According to a criminal complaint, Cummings yesterday visited the Toldeo apartment of Simone Day, mother of the young victim. “Mr. Cummings and Ms. Day both informed this detective that they are sexual partners only,” reported Detective Lawrence Anderson.

Before having sex with Cummings, the 20-year-old Day moved the infant from her bed to the child’s own room. “After having sexual relations with Ms. Day, Mr. Cummings told this officer that the baby was in her room crying,” Anderson noted.

Cummings told the investigator that “he and the baby went downstairs to get something to drink.” The baby, Cummings said, “continued crying for her mother,” which caused him to lose his temper.

So, police charge, Cummings punched the baby “on the right side of her face with a closed fist causing serious harm.” The complaint does not further describe injuries suffered by the child.

Pictured in the above mug shot, Cummings's rap sheet includes prior arrests for robbery, disorderly conduct, and underage drinking. (1 page)