Spring Branch man injures his infant son

by Crystal Gottfried

The young father of a seven-week-old boy was arrested on charges of causing multiple broken bones, bruises and suspected internal injuries to his infant son last week.

Donald Joseph Sosenka, Jr., 22, of Spring Branch, was taken into custody last Thursday at North Central Baptist hospital in San Antonio.

Sosenka was booked into Comal County Jail on one county of injuring a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury. The charge is a first-degree felony that carries a punishment of from five to 99 years in prison, if he is convicted.

Comal County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tommy Ward said that his office was called Thursday morning by officials from the New Braunfels Police Department. They told him that officers were sent to the hospital to investigate a child injury case that they believed happened in New Braunfels.

“The investigation revealed at a 7-week-old male child had numerous contusions, possible internal injuries and other injuries to include broken bones,” said Ward.

Information was gathered after speaking with both parents, and County Court-at-Law Judge Brenda Chapman issued a warrant for the arrest of Donald Sosenka, Jr.

The baby is being treated in an intensive care unit at North Central Baptist Hospital and his condition is not being released because of medical confidentiality laws.

Sosenka is the son of drag racer and musician, Don Sosenka, who is nationally known by his car name, “Mr. Magoo.”

Sosenka, Jr., is crew chief for a racing team that does charity work to promote awareness of Dystonia, a neurological movement disorder suffered by a family member.

Sosenka, Jr. who is known by his middle name, “Joey,” was expected to assume the driver’s seat in the Mr. Magoo races, popularized by his father.
Bail for Sosenka, Jr. was set at $100,000. Detectives are continuing their investigation.


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