By JEFF ENGELHARDT - jengelhardt@shawmedia.com

DeKalb man charged with injuring child

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb teenager has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a child under the age of 7.

Jason A. Kidd, 18, of the 1400 block of Lewis Street, is being held on $100,000 bond after the Department of Children and Family Services contacted DeKalb Police about a suspicious injury to Kidd's child. By Tuesday afternoon, he had not posted the $10,000 required to for release while the case was pending.

DeKalb police lieutenant Jason Leverton said Kidd and the mother brought their child to the hospital for medical attention after an incident early Friday morning in which Kidd "moved the child in such a way to cause injury."

Leverton said Kidd did not strike the child and is not believed to have acted with intent to injure the child, but acted out of frustration and moved the child in an unreasonable manner.

If convicted of the more serious charge, Kidd could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison; probation is not an option. He is next due in court Feb. 20.

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