Baton Rouge man accused of beating young girl after fighting with her mother _lowres

Carl Robertson

The beating of a four-year-old girl arising from an argument between two adults in January resulted in a Baton Rouge man’s arrest Sunday, according to a court document.

Carl Anthony Robertson, 28, of 2575 Gardere Lane, is accused of causing bruising and swelling to the inner thigh of a girl sometime between Jan. 28 and 31 while they were at the Staring Motel, the report states.

Robertson “deliberately punched” the girl in retaliation for a fight he had with the child’s mother, who was present at the time of the attack, Baton Rouge police said in the document.

Robertson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on a count of cruelty to juveniles.