An Austin man who was accused of slapping an 11-month-old infant on February 23rd resulting in bruising has been charged in Mower County District Court.

27-year-old David Chavez Huacuja was charged Thursday with felonies for malicious punishment of a child under four years of age and for 3rd degree assault, child under four years of age, plus a misdemeanor for domestic assault. Huacuja pleaded not guilty to the charges, and his next appearance in Mower County District Court is scheduled for April 9th, 2021.