INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – An Independence man is in custody for allegations that he abused his girlfriends child while babysitting.jailed 1

According to Independence Police, Mally Morgan left her four year old, Kodah, with Brian A. Escobar, 25, while she was away at work. When she arrived home in the afternoon, Kodah was covered with bruises and scrapes. Morgan left the residence, called police and took Kodah to the hospital.

Escobar was arrested at the residence and is being held with a $25,000 bond. He has a court hearing scheduled for the 28th of October.