Man Arrested For Allegedly Shaking Infant Daughter To Stop Her From Crying

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Credit: Indiana State Police

Hogan Moss, 23

August 13, 2013 Updated Aug 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM EDT

BUNKER HILL, Ind. (21Alive) -- Monday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Rozzi resulted in the arrest of Hogan Moss, 23, Logansport, IN.

Moss was arrested at the Indiana State Police Peru Post and incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. He faces two class B felony charges for neglect of a dependent and battery.

Rozzi initiated his investigation after receiving information from the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services of a suspected child abuse case involving a one month old Bunker Hill, IN, girl.

The investigation revealed that on August 4, 2013, Charli Mangelsdorf was transported to a Miami County hospital, by her mother, with a high fever and feeding issues. Later that day, the mother transported the child to an Indianapolis hospital.

A subsequent cat scan revealed a subdural hemorrhage along with other medical issues. There were no visible external injuries. Charli was transferred to Riley Children’s Hospital where additional tests were conducted. Further examination allegedly revealed numerous retinal hemorrhages in the girl’s eyes. According to medical staff, there was no accidental event to explain the medical findings and the injuries incurred by Charli. Her condition is often referred to as “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”

Further investigation by Detective Rozzi, revealed that the injuries to Charli purportedly occurred on August 3, 2013. It is alleged the injuries were inflicted while Charli was in the care of her father, Hogan Moss, at a Bunker Hill, IN, apartment. Moss was purportedly watching the child while the mother was running errands. He allegedly shook Charli, in a front to back motion, to get the infant to stop crying.

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