Yukon Teen Charged with Child Abuse for Allegedly Using Child as 'Stress Ball'

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 11:24 pm
By: News 9


YUKON, Oklahoma -- The Canadian County District Attorney has charged an 18 year old with felony child abuse for allegedly using an infant as a "stress ball."

Doctors notified authorities after they noticed marks consistent with child abuse on a 3 month old who had been brought in for treatment.

Authorities later learned Sage Marshall had squeezed the 3-month-old boy, bruising him and breaking his ribs.

A police affidavit stated Marshall told police he used the boy as a "stress ball" and squeezed the infant to make him stop crying.

Marshall also admitted that he would sometimes become "so angry" with the child that he "sees stars and gets tunnel vision," accord to the affidavit.

It is unclear what relationship Marshall has with the boy, however, police said Marshall is not the infant's father.

Marshall's bond was set at $10,000.