Derrick McLean, Lansford, accused of punching baby in head

Derrick McLean, 29, Lansford, is accused of punching his girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter in the head with a closed fist on Jan. 25, 2018, out of frustration that the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony child abuse.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the baby’s mother took her to the hospital for treatment of bruising on the left side of her face. McLean allegedly admitted to the girl’s mother that he had punched the baby. McLean was watching the child while her mother was at work.