Dad NICHOLAS E. GLUCKSMANN is charged with aggravated battery. Notice that the parents do not live together. Custody/visitation situation?
Wheaton father charged with beating of infant son
By Linda Girardi For The Beacon-News
October 7, 2011 12:08PM
Updated: October 7, 2011 3:28PM
BATAVIA — Police and prosecutors have released more information on multiple battery charges filed after a severely injured infant was treated at an area hospital.
Police said Nicolas E. Glucksmann, 43, was charged with beating his 3-month-old son after hospital emergency personnel notified authorities when the child was brought in last April.
The Kane County state’s attorney’s office said the infant suffered “trauma about the head.” The beating occurred at a home in the 300 block of South Batavia Avenue in Batavia, authorities said.
Glucksmann, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of James Court, Wheaton, has been charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery to a child and one count of felony aggravated domestic battery.
Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz said the investigation began April 16 when the child was taken to a hospital and emergency personnel determined the injuries suffered were not consistent with the parents’ story.
The boy’s mother, who was living in Batavia, has not been charged, Bretz said.
Bretz said the baby suffered “serious injuries” that required immediate care.
“This is one of the most serious” crimes the police department has investigated against a child, Bretz said.
Bretz said one of the aggravated battery charges is a Class X felony, carrying a sentence of six to 30 years in prison, while the other charge has a sentence of two to five years. The aggravated domestic battery charge has a sentence of three to seven years.
“Several interviews and leads needed to be followed — we wanted to make sure we had all of the information,” Bretz said of the lengthy investigation.
A warrant for Glucksmann’s arrest was issued Sept. 15; Glucksmann turned himself in at the Kane County jail on Tuesday, police said. He remains in jail on $150,000 bail.
Glucksmann is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12.