Toddler critically injured by father on Father's Day in NYC

A father remains in custody Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his 16-month-old daughter on Father's Day, leaving her critically injured and suffering skull fractures, and attacking the baby's mother.

According to police, Taylor urged Nylah's mother, Tammy Lewis, to have an abortion before she was born and posted angry messages online when she refused.

The mother, Tammy Lewis, 17, then attempted to leave the apartment with Nylah when Taylor allegedly punched her in the face.

Taylor denied injuring his daughter, saying she fell.

According to the New York Post, little Nylah Lewis is not expected to survive after authorities say she was attacked by her father, Shaquan Taylor, 19, during a visit Sunday to his home in the Coney Island section of New York City's Brooklyn borough. The child also suffered multiple skull fractures and bruising on her face, legs and other parts of her body, authorities said.

Lewis and her daughter had been issued an order of protection against Taylor last July.

Police sources say after a few hours he contacted the child's 17-year-old mother, who lives nearby, and told her there was a serious problem and to come pick the child.

Doctors however said that the "the extent of the injuries could not have been caused from falling... rather were inflicted intentionally".

"He said that about a year ago he was going to hit the baby if she brought [her] around, ' Christine Munford, Nayla's aunt, told the New York Daily News".

Nylah appeared to be unharmed when she left at about noon on Sunday to see her father, prosecutors said. 'I didn't even want to have a baby by her (and) it's sad to say, but f*** it, s*** happens, ' he wrote in February 2016.

Responding officers chased Taylor and busted him.

A young father in Brooklyn is facing charges in a disturbing assault that police say almost killed his infant daughter. He was also charged with beating Lewis.

Taylor told police that he was in the shower and "heard a boom".

Taylor was charged with sexual misconduct in 2015 because he was in a relationship with Lewis, who was only 14 at the time.

  • Salvatore Jensen