Man accused of biting infant son

Man accused of biting infant son

URBANA — An Urbana man accused of biting his infant son is due back in court March 18.

Bradley Janes, 27, who listed an address in the 1000 block of Crestwood Drive, was arrested Monday at his home on a warrant that had been issued Friday.

He is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child, a Class 3 felony carrying penalties ranging from probation to two to five years in prison.

Sgt. Dan Morgan said that on three separate occasions last year, Janes allegedly bit his son, who was born in June, on the arms and buttocks. The charges allege the incidents happened Aug. 1 and Jan. 19.

A mandated reporter told the Department of Children and Family Services about the allegations and DCFS contacted Urbana police on Jan. 22, Morgan said.

Morgan said medical examinations of the child were done and Janes was interviewed and admitted the conduct to police.

"He wasn't very good at dealing with the baby," Morgan said. "This is his first child."

Janes was released from jail on Monday after posting $7,500 cash. He was arraigned on the charges Tuesday and ordered to have no contact with the child as a condition of his bond.

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