TROY, Mo. (KSDK) - Charges against the man accused of abusing his infant daughter have been dropped and refiled with the Lincoln County Prosecutor's Office to include four additional counts of domestic assault.
Mark Bingle, 25, has been accused of abusing his infant daughter, who doctors say suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, conjunctival hemorrhage, a bruised knee and back and abnormal liver problems. Doctors initially told investigators that the infant's parents had no explanation for the injuries.
During an interview with Bingle, investigators say Bingle admitted to placing his daughter between his thigh and chest and forcibly squeezing her on multiple occasions. He said he could hear bones cracking in her body but thought it was her back, according to a news release.
Authorities also say that Bingle admitted to forcing the infant's face into a pillow when she was crying in an attempt to quiet the child. In addition, police say he confessed to forcibly placing the victim on the couch hard enough to "possibly" cause harm.
The victim is currently recovery with her mother.
Bingle was arrested and charged with one count of felony domestic assault in Sept. 2012. In April, his bond was reduced from $25,000 to $500 and he was set free after posting bond.
Tuesday, Bingle's Sept. 2012 charge was dropped and the case was re-filed with the Lincoln County Prosecutor's Office to include four additional counts of domestic assault.
Bingle has been charged with three counts of felony first degree domestic assault causing serious physical injury and two counts of felony second degree assault. He is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail under a $75,000 cash-only bond with no contact with the victim.