A Deer River man has been charged with one count of felony assault and one count of felony malicious punishment of a child. It’s believed 28-year-old Cory Cloud beat his girlfriend’s two year-old daughter on and off between January 20th and 31st. The little girl suffered a large skull fracture to the back of her head which wrapped around both sides of the skull. She had a possible compression fracture of the spine and a lacerated liver. Cloud first alleged the little girl fell out of her booster seat onto the kitchen floor. He later switched his story saying he hit her in the head with his knee while coming down the stairs. According to doctors none of his allegations are consistent with the injuries. Cloud’s bail was set at 100-thousand dollars. He’s due back in court Monday.