Ipswich: Prison sentence likely for 21-year-old man who inflicted horrific injuries on 16-month-old baby girl
IPSWICH: A man has been warned that he faces a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of inflicting horrific injuries on a 16-month-old baby girl.
Byron Braybrook, 21, sat with his head in his hands after a jury at Ipswich Crown Court found him guilty of unlawfully wounding the baby and assault of a child by penetration.
He was cleared of a charge of wounding the child with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Adjourning sentence for a pre-sentence report judge Peter Fenn remanded Braybrook in custody and told him, “You are almost inevitably going to receive a lengthy custodial sentence.”
During the trial the court heard that the child was taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital after a GP became concerned about injuries to her genitals during a call-out to her home.
A doctor who examined the baby under a general anaesthetic found she had suffered “severe blunt trauma” injuries to her genitals and described the injuries as the most severe he had seen in the last 18 years.
He also found marks on the child’s thighs which in his opinion were gripping bruises caused by an adult hand.
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Giving evidence during the trial Braybrook, of Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich denied injuring the baby during a visit to the child’s home.
He told the court that he had noticed blood when he changed the baby’s dirty nappy.
Asked twice by his barrister Joanne Eley if he had injured the baby Braybrook replied both times, “no I did not”.