Springville father sentenced to a year in jail following assault case
Jordanís 11-month-old daughter was taken to Women and Childrenís Hospital in Buffalo with bleeding in her skull that required a transfusion. She was kept in the hospital for five days. Her doctors said they could not rule out that her injuries were caused by a blood disease, so the little girl was sent back home to Springville with her parents to await test results.
The child was attacked again by her father, ten days after the first incident, causing bruising and bleeding in her eye. Following the little girlís second hospital visit, medical staff contacted Child Protective Services and Jordan was arrested.
In March, Jordan pled guilty to a felony charge of attempted assault. On April 12, Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case sentenced the Springville father to a year in jail, reduced for time already served. The judge told Jordan, ďYou know these children, these infants, rely on adults and their parents and guardians to protect them from harm, not to inflict harm.Ē
Jordan said that, following his release from prison, he plans to take anger management classes, straighten out his life and develop a better relationship between himself and his children.
The state department of health deemed the hospitalís handling of the 11-month-oldís first hospital visit as non-compliant with New York State Law Reporting Procedure for child abuse. In addition, Women and Childrenís Hospital was ordered to submit a plan of correction and include the counseling and additional training of emergency department employees on mandated reporting and suspected child abuse.