A 21-year-old Lexington man has been charged after he allegedly damaged a 5-year-old’s ear drum.

Michael Dwayne Russell, 21, of Barrier Road, was charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury.

According to information provided by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, during an investigation into a report of suspected child abuse, officers charged Russell with perforating a 5-year-old boy’s ear drum while he was left in his care on March 26. Russell was identified as a family member of the child.

Russell was given a $20,000 secured bond and a court date May 7.