Dad MICHAEL SUCHODOLSKI is accused of violently shaking his newborn daughter for crying. Note that child abuse has exploded in Michigan (and elsewhere), as young, low-tolerance, and often unemployed dads are pushed into infant care. A lot of these guys are just not suited to that, but that doesn't stop the propaganda that pushes "equal" care. Statistics show that most shaken baby perpetrators are young fathers with poor impulse control.
Infant shaken; dad faces 15 years
Karmen Johnson expected to survive
Updated: Monday, 17 Oct 2011, 6:26 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 17 Oct 2011, 6:18 PM EDT
By Leon Hendrix
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A month-old infant is in serious condition and her father is behind bars accused of shaking her because she wouldn't stop crying.
Michael Suchodolski faces up to 15 years in prison if he's convicted of two felony charges of child abuse causing injury. Police said he shook the baby, Karmen Johnson, when she was 17 days old. When he realized she was injured he took her to the hospital.
Hospital officials contacted authorities with their suspicions.
The girl is expected to survive. It is unknown how much brain damage she suffered.
The baby's mother, Samantha Johnson, posted pictures of her injured newborn on her Facebook page , along with her frustrations:
I cry everyday seeing my baby girl in here, knowing the one person I could trust hurt her and he didn't have a care in the world if she made it. I have so much hate and pain.
The incident happened early in October, police said, at his home on Dorchester in Grand Rapids.
Child abuse cases in Kent County spiked in 2009:
In 2008, there were 61 child abuse cases
In 2009, there were 92
In 2010, there were 64.
Prosecutor Helen Brinkman said that while every case is different, many may be attributable to increased stress at home, which is more prevalent in a down economy.