HOUSTON (KTRK) --A man is accused of beating his baby's mother while she was holding their 2-day-old newborn Saturday at an area hospital. Court records say the man accused in the attack was holding another child while he was swinging at her.
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Dominec Dupont, 22, of Houston, is now behind bars, charged with felony child endangerment and felony for assault of a family member.
Records say a doctor stepped in to protect the newborn as Dupont allegedly struck the woman repeatedly in the face and ripped her hospital gown.
Officers detained Dupont and a protective order was issued against him.
Police have not released the name of the hospital where the alleged attack occurred.