CAC Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit

Daniel Nixon (Father-Arrested)
DOB: 12/10/1991
Charges: One count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm.

Sara Nixon (Mother)
DOB: 01/28/1992

The victim is a 1-month-old female. Per Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1, no further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Pinellas Park man after he intentionally squeezed a 1-month-old and fractured several of  the infant’s ribs.

When:
The incidents occurred between June 19, 2017 and July 4, 2017.

The suspect was arrested on July 13, 2017. 

Where:
The incidents occurred at a private residence in Pinellas Park and a private residence in Seminole.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Pinellas Park man after he intentionally squeezed a 1-month-old and fractured several of  the infant’s ribs.

Detectives began their investigation on July 11, 2017, after the 1-month-old infant was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for fractured ribs and bruising. Detectives say the mother 25-year-old Sara Nixon, and the child’s father 25-year-old Daniel Nixon, originally brought the infant to the hospital for digestive problems and a bruise to her leg.

Detectives learned from doctors the infant suffered from over 20 rib fractures.

Detectives conducted interviews with the parents and identified inconsistencies in Daniel Nixon’s statements.

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, detectives interviewed Daniel Nixon at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Daniel Nixon admitted to detectives he intentionally squeezed the infant on at least two occasions, with significant force, because the infant was crying and he was frustrated.

Detectives arrested Daniel Nixon and transported him to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Daniel Nixon was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm.

The infant was released from the hospital to the custody of a family member.

The investigation continues.


Booking photo of Daniel Nixon.

Posted by Spencer Gross Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:09:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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