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Man arrested for allegedly breaking 7-month-old's leg

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A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly breaking a 7-month-old's leg while changing her diaper.

Waterloo police arrested 21-year-old Toyreone Keandre Foster-Stevensen on Friday for child endangerment causing serious injury. 

According to the criminal complaint, Foster-Stevensen told police he was drinking and got upset when he saw the infant's diaper had leaked. Foster-Stevensen told police that while he was changing the infant's diaper, he jerked her leg causing it to pop. The criminal complaint goes on to say he put a bottle in her mouth to get her to stop crying. 

Foster-Stevensen also admitted to police he tried to hide the injury from the baby's mother. According to the criminal complaint, "The defendant advised that he heard a pop when he was doing this and then tried to hide this from the mother who was working at the time."

The 7-month-old was taken to Covenant Hospital on Friday, September 15th, where doctors discovered a broken right femur. According to the criminal complaint, doctors also discovered a separate injury involving a broken bone in her shoulder. Police say Foster-Stevensen denied he caused the injury to the infant's shoulder. 

Police say Foster-Stevensen claimed the injury went unchecked for a week. However in the criminal complaint, police detail that after doctors looked at the baby, they believe the injury happened weeks ago. 

Foster-Stevensen was booked at the Black Hawk County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Police have requested a no-contact order in the case. 

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