A Waseca man accused of abusing his 3-month-old daughter made an appearance in court today (TUE). 22-year-old Francis Antonio Nixon is charged with 3rd-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child for allegedly slapping the baby girl in the face and chest when he was home alone with the child. Nixon at first claimed that the girl had fallen out of her baby swing, but later admitted to abusing her. The infant was brought to the Waseca Hospital with bruises on her face, chest and buttocks, and Human Services contacted law enforcement. Nixon has been ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with the child.