A man in a polyamorous relationship that consists of three men and one woman and was celebrated by the media has now been charged with abusing an infant.
The polyamorous relationship–consisting of four men and one woman–made a splash across several media outlets who attempted to decipher the dynamics of the unorthodox relationship as the woman had become pregnant to one of the men.
One of the men in the unconventional relationship, Ethan Baucom, 22, from Jacksonville, has been charged with aggravated child abuse fracturing the 5-week-old baby’s arm, leg, ribs, and skull.
Thankfully, the infant will not suffer any permanent damage.
The reporting officer wrote, “He stated he believed he heard a ‘pop’ during the occurrence,” in the heavily redacted report, according to FHN Jacksonville, who went onto report:
The 5-week-old girl’s grandmother gave more details in a email to The Times-Union, saying the baby suffered a broken leg, arm, ribs and skull fractures.
“I am so distraught that words cannot describe,” the grandmother said. “Oh the horror of all this! I’m so overwhelmed with pain, heartache and sorrow over this.”
Baucom is currently behind bars with bail set at $250,000.
The diabolical crime was connected to the famed polyamory relationship by Twitter account, @Crisprtek.
At the end of last year, the media ran several pieces on the expecting new family.
Many publications probed as to how a family with four men and one woman would work in raising a child, painting an idyllic picture for the 21st century relationship.
The news went viral on social media, with multiple accounts poking fun and making memes about the non-traditional relationship.
National File covered the story when the news broke:
A twenty-year-old woman in a polyamorous relationship with four men–three of whom she lives with–has decided to raise her child with all four men acting as the father.
Tory Ojeda who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, is in an open relationship, despite having four partners.
Three of the four men who are currently in a relationship with Ojeda live with her.
Ojeda, who is currently 7 months pregnant, has expressed her desire to have all four men act as fathers.
She began dating one of the four men, Marc, 18, in high school before she met Travis, 23, two months later.
Three years later, she announced her official engagement to Travis in July, this year.
According to The Mirror, long-term mutual friend Ethan, 22, and Christopher, 22, who is the baby’s father, were soon involved.
Adamantly, she stated: “Chris is the biological father. We just know that because of timing and when the approximate conception date was.
“Based off of the approximate conception day, we had been on vacation. So it was only us.
“But as far as I guess, socially goes, we’re all raising the baby together, so everyone’s dad.
“We’re all very, very excited to be raising a baby together.”
National File will continue to track this story.