Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dad charged with abusing 4-month-old daugher (Jefferson City, Tennessee)

Looks like another case where Mom has lost custody for the actions of the abusive father. Notice that mothers in this situation are frequently punished for the deeds of another, while fathers seldom are.

Dad is identified as JAMES DAVID HICKEY.

Father charged with child abuse involving 4-month-old

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:08 am | Updated: 11:59 am, Thu May 28, 2015.
By Steve Marion – Staff Writer

A Jefferson City father is charged with aggravated child abuse.

James David Hickey, 18, of 1823 Overlook Avenue, was arrested Friday evening, several hours after he and the four-month-old child’s mother took her to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, reported Detective Sgt. Eric Thomas of the Jefferson City Police Department.

Hickey is being held at the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing is set for General Sessions Court today.

Thomas reported that the female child was transferred to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, where she was treated for multiple fractures. She was released from the hospital over the weekend to the custody of other family members, Thomas reported.

Thomas said medical workers were initially told that the child had hurt her leg by rolling off the couch. However, after an investigation, officers believe the injuries were actually inflicted by Hickey, Thomas reported.