A 19-year-old man remained in custody Tuesday, several days after his mother-in-law reported him to authorities for allegedly hitting his infant daughter.
Cumming police on Friday charged Luis Carlos Carcamo of Cumming with cruelty to children in the first degree.
He was being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center on $22,110 bond.
According to a police report, Carcamo's mother-in-law reported the incident about 2 p.m. Friday.
The woman told the investigating officer that her daughter and Carcamo came to pick her up from work that day. At that time, the woman said she noticed that her 4-month-old granddaughter's mouth was bleeding and leg was bruised.
The grandmother told the officer that Carcamo was the last person with the child, who was then taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital.
According to the report, the baby had colic and had been crying continuously.
The report said Carcamo told police he was trying to rest before going to work and that "he tried everything" to calm her.
Cumming Police Chief Mike Eason declined comment on the case other than to say "it's a shame."
Eason said the child had been hospitalized until at least Sunday, but was not sure of her current whereabouts.