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Awful New Details About The Ohio Dad Who Broke His 3-Month-Old Daughter's Ribs Multiple Times Because He Wanted A Son

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Jason Bittner

The child had over 28 rib fractures.

An Ohio man is behind bars after police said he broke his infant daughter's ribs multiple times. 

According to WLWT, the 3-month-old's mother took her to the hospital this past month for a traumatic brain injury along with multiple rib fractures. Officials say they were in multiple stages of healing. 

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“The child had over 28 rib fractures of varying ages, meaning they had happened at different times,” prosecutor David Fornshell said. 

The infant girl's father, 33-year-old Jason Bittner, allegedly told the doctors that the child's injuries were caused by an accident. But they believed her to be a victim of abuse and called the police. 

Fornshell revealed that Bittner, who's a chiropractor, was disappointed that his daughter was "fussy." He was also upset that she wasn't a boy. 

His company's website indicates that he and his wife have two daughters. 

Bittner is reportedly seen as a pillar of his community, and Fornshell said that people who know him "will be shocked at what comes out at trial." 

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“Mr. Bittner is a medical professional,” the prosecutor said. “By all accounts he’s a member of good standing  in the community he’s active in his church and I think people think that people like that are incapable of committing acts of child abuse or even domestic violence and those kind of situations but unfortunately those types of acts are committed by all manner of people.”

Though she was in the intensive care unit, the 3-month-old has been released from the hospital. 

Bittner is facing one charge of assault and two counts of endangering children. The second county is reportedly for failing to get his infant daughter medical attention. 

He posted bond Mar. 21. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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