On September 21, 2009, Chaddrick Banks was charged with Jacksonville Aggravated Child Abuse. According to local media reports, “Chaddrick Banks had been watching the child Monday night when he called 911 and told a dispatcher the baby had ‘just stopped breathing.’ When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, police said doctors found the baby’s skull was fractured and there was bleeding in the brain.”
In Jacksonville, Florida, Aggravated Child Abuse is a first-degree felony. Florida Statute Section 827.03(2) states that Jacksonville “Aggravated child abuse” occurs when a person:
- Commits aggravated battery on a child;
- Willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully and unlawfully cages a child; or
- Knowingly or willfully abuses a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm,
- permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.