A former US Army paratrooper who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been accused of raping and critically injuring a three-month-old girl.
Man served in Iraq on two toursKirk Coleman is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree child abuse.
If found guilty he could be jailed for life.
Authorities say 28-year-old Coleman attacked the Baby
on September 14 in Jackson County's Blackman Township, about 65 miles west of Detroit.
The girl sustained brain damage and 17 broken bones and is undergoing therapy.
District Judge R Darryl Mazur ruled on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to warrant a trial.
Coleman allegedly told investigators he blacked out after drinking heavily and taking pain killers and awoke to find the injured Baby
in her crib.