Dad SETH GALASSI put make up on the boy's bruises so mom wouldn't find out that Daddy had "beat him up"? Wow, not very macho of you, Dad. Such a tough guy. Especially for a dude who "allegedly" roughed up a 4-year-old for having a pacifier....
Father charged with child abuse
BY TAVIA D. GREEN • THE LEAF-CHRONICLE • September 17, 2010
A Clarksville father was charged with bruising his 4-year-old son's face Wednesday.
At about 8 p.m., police responded to a Peabody Drive apartment in response to a possible child abuse. The mother told police she came home and found make-up on her 4-year-old son's face.
According to an arrest warrant by Detective Fontella Jones, the boy told his mother he was wearing her make-up and his dad had put it on his face.
The mother removed the make-up with baby wipes and discovered a bruise on her son's face, the warrant said.
When she asked her son what had happened he told her that his dad had "beat him up."
Seth Galassi, the father, said he grabbed the child by the face after taking a pacifier from him. He later told police he used more force than he realized he was using, the warrant said.
Galassi left the apartment before police arrived.
Police contacted the Department of Children's Services. Galassi called the home and police spoke with him and told him he needed to return to the home, the report said.
Seth T. Galassi, 34, who gave a 361 Peabody Drive Apt. 4 address, was charged with child abuse. His bond was set at $4,000.