Dad BRANDON BEATTY SR. was "caring" for his 13-month-old son, and "somehow" the child ended up with bruising and other injuries all over his body. Dad's attempt at an explanation is apparently not "consistent" with the medical evidence. So he's been indicted on two felony counts of child endangering.
Trotwood father indicted for abuse of 13-month-old child
By Lucas Sullivan Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 10:57 AM
DAYTON - A Trotwood father indicted last week on two felony counts of child endangering turned himself in Monday, Nov. 1, to Dayton police.
Brandon Beatty Sr., 23, was arrested about 6:45 p.m. and is in the Montgomery County Jail. A grand jury on Oct. 28 indicted Beatty on a second-degree felony charge of child endangering, causing serious physical harm, and a third-degree felony charge of child endangering, parent causing serious harm, according to court records.
The charges are related to an Aug. 31 incident involving his 13-month-old son, said Greg Flannagan, spokesman for the county prosecutor’s office. The child was taken to Dayton Children’s Medical Center with bruising and other injuries all over his body suffered while in Beatty’s care, Flannagan said.
“The injuries (to the child) were not consistent to what the father was saying,” Flannagan said.
Beatty is expected in court on Nov. 5 at 8:30 a.m. for an arraignment hearing, Flannagan said.
The child was placed in his mother’s custody and Montgomery County Children’s Services is still monitoring the situation, agency spokeswoman Ann Stevens said.