FRANKLIN TWP. — Michael Rodriguez, 25, of the 300 block of Delsea Drive, was arrested Thursday and charged with assaulting his 8-month-old daughter.
The assault resulted in a skull fracture and a retinal hemorrhage, indicated she had been shaken, authorities said.
Rodriquez was taken into custody by Detective Bryn Wilden of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Warren Rivell of the Franklin Township police department.
Rodriguez was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, said authorities.
The child, who lived with Rodriguez, his wife, a twin brother and a sister, was hospitalized on Nov. 5 after Rodriguez called 9-1-1 and reported she was having labored breathing, authorities said. The child was in Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. for more than a month.
The three children have been removed from the home by the state Child Protection and Permanency agency. The injured girl is undergoing rehabilitation.
Rodriguez is being held in default of $100,000 bail.