Man faces child abuse for sitting on baby's head

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Jonathan Savas

DELAND, Fla. - A 24-year-old man is charged with child abuse after sitting on his baby's head to try to stop him from crying.
 
Investigators said Jonathan Savas showed up at Irene Hossain's mobile home last Thursday with his 10-month-old child. When the baby wouldn't go to sleep, DeLand police officers said Savas put him face down on the couch, sat on his head and held him down.
 
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Hossain tried to intervene, but Savas told her the baby was his and he could "do whatever I want."

Eventually Savas got up.

Savas told police he was trying to get the baby to go to sleep.

A hypodermic needle, baggies and a pill container were found in Savas' backpack, police said.

Savas remained in the Volusia County Jail Tuesday morning on $50,000 bail.

The child was not injured, police said.