Man charged with Child Abuse after admitting to shaking baby
FARGO, ND – A man is charged in Cass County Court after court documents say he admitted to shaking an infant.
Reese Andrew Young is charged with one count of child abuse and one count of aggravated assault/domestic violence. Court documents say the charges stem from Young grabbing a two-month-old by the ribs and shaking him, causing a brain bleed and extreme pain.
Police were called to Essentia Health on November 3 for a child abuse report. A two-month-old baby had swelling on the soft spot of his head. A scan was done that found injuries consistent with a shaken baby.
The officer who responded to the emergency room asked to speak with Young. Court documents say Young immediately broke down and cried saying “I’m sorry” multiple times and also said “I didn’t mean to.”
According to the court documents, Young said he was stressed and admitted to shaking the baby in his crib around 3:00 a.m.
Reese Young was taken to the Cass County Jail, but has since been released. A no contact order was put into place on Monday, November 7.