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Clark County man accused of beating son tells media: 'I didn't hurt him'

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Christopher Bruck walks into court Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015, telling reporters "I didn't hurt him." Christopher Bruck walks into court Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015, telling reporters "I didn't hurt him."

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Clark County man, accused of abusing his own son, went before a judge again Wednesday.

The little boy is still at Kosair Children's Hospital fighting for his life.

His father had four words for the media as he walked into the courtroom on Wednesday. "I didn't hurt him," he said.

Christopher Bruck, 27, is charged with one count of aggravated battery.

A probable cause affidavit states Bruck admitted that last Saturday at his home in Underwood, Indiana, his son kept getting in front of his face and pulling his hand while Bruck was watching TV.

He said he hit the child's forehead, causing him to fall backwards. Bruck added the boy hit his head on the carpeted concrete floor.

He even told police he hit him so hard his hand hurt.

Family members say the boy has severe brain damage. Doctors said he had a 30 percent chance of survival.

Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said in court the condition of the child is grim and he's not expected to survive.

Prosecutors say charges will be modified if the child's condition changes.

"Anytime you have a child who obviously is a victim of a crime like this, it's a heartbreaking situation, but we will prosecute it as vigorously as we can under the law and attempt to do justice in this case ," said Prosecutor Jeremy Mull.

Bruck made a request in the courtroom to be released on his own recognizance until his trial, but that won't happen. 

The judge set a $100,000 cash only bond.

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