A foster parent will appear in court Thursday morning for charges he seriously injured an infant put that he was supposed to be caring for.
Investigators say, the baby who was just weeks old, had dozens of broken bones.
39's Katishia Cosley talked to the man who said he is being falsely accused.
To my surprise, Tahrick Perry answered the door at his house in West Houston this afternoon. He told me he has not been to work since the serious charges of injuring his 9 week old foster child, were brought against him back in November.
Perry invited me into his house, without the camera to share his side.
Just as you get through the door, I noticed a huge play mat with dozens of toys neatly stacked against the wall, he said, put there just as the jungle gym outside was, for his three foster children to enjoy.
Toys that haven't been played with for nine months now.
Perry said the family was at a party in early November. The baby was in his car seat, which was sitting on the floor. He said they heard the baby crying and when they looked up saw that another child had fallen on the baby. The next day he said, he noticed the baby's leg was swollen and took him to the doctor.
But after a series of tests doctors say the injuries they found, a broken leg, two skull fractures and seven broken ribs, were not consistent with his story.
According to court documents, statements from Perry's two biological children ages 5 and 8 at the time - confirmed it. The children said they saw their dad hit, shake and throw the baby for crying.
A spokesperson from DePelchin Children's Center they are shocked at the charges, saying Perry had a quote a "very, very clean background."
The said he and his wife had worked with the agency for two years and fostered 15 children.
Perry, meanwhile, maintains his innocence saying he would never hurt an infant.
He said he has faith that justice will prevail and his children, who are now in CPS custody, will soon be home.
Investigators said the baby's injuries were at various stages of healing, but Perry said the child, who was in his care for nearly two months, saw a doctor just about twice a week.
He also said the injuries could be due to brittle bones brought on by the fact that the child was born to a mother who abused drugs.
However, CPS said the child, who is now with another foster family, has fully recovered and has not suffered any other medical problems.