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A Lubbock man has been indicted for injuring an infant to the point of near-death.

KAMC News reports the incident occurred on September 11th, 2020, when a 14-month-old girl was brought to the emergency room at University Medical Center.

The girl’s mother told nurses and later police that she had been injured after falling off a couch. A doctor would later tell police that the story was unlikely, as the girl had suffered a severe head injury, brain swelling, and was fighting for her life.

Police then questioned 25-year-old Malcom Dixon-White (pictured above), the man who may have been in a relationship with the girl’s mother. Dixon-White allegedly admitted to police that he hit the infant multiple times with a pillow and shoes before throwing her onto the couch and dropping her on the floor.

Dixon-White was arrested four days after the incident on Sept. 15th and charged with aggravated assault. KAMC News also reports that he faces a felony charge of soliciting prostitution from someone under the age of 18, but that charge is unrelated to this case.

Dixon-White has now been indicted in federal court for the charge of aggravated assault and was last reported to be held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a combined $310,000 bond.

Police did not say whether the infant’s mother knew about the assault or if she was lied to about the incident by Dixon-White. After the assault, the infant girl had to undergo surgery at the hospital and it’s being reported that she may be hindered by her injuries for the rest of her life.