HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Lipscomb University professor has been suspended after being arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse in Sumner County against a 5-week old.
Daniel Gordon, 36, was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $200,000 bond.
“Daniel Gordon has been employed full-time since August 2018. He has been suspended until the resolution of this unfortunate and sad situation. We are supporting the family during this time by providing pastoral care and intentionally seeking other ways to assist the Gordon family,” Lipscomb University said in a statement.
Gordon took her to a doctor earlier in the day after he said he felt and heard “a pop or something” while swaddling her, according to the affidavit.
While at the hospital, the baby was diagnosed as having at least five rib fractures as well as fractures to each femur.
During an interview, Gordon stated his frustration led to him injuring his child. He claimed responsibility for his action.
Gordon told police how the injuries had occurred and demonstrated how he “restrains” the baby. He said the baby “fights” him during diaper changes and during swaddling.
According to Lipscomb's website, Gordon was a professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He previously taught part-time for four years in the College of Bible and Ministry.