Christopher James Franklin, 29 of Lindale, was arrested over the weekend after being charged with three counts of cruelty to children and battery. Reports stated that Franklin attacked a 1 year-old victim and left them with a brain bleed, bruises and dehydration.

Reports added that Franklin deprived victim of food and hydration while delaying getting medical help.

Authorities also stated that Franklin threatened a second child and warned her not to call for medical attention or consult the family about the injuries.

He also allegedly deactivated the internet in an attempt to prevent anyone from getting help.