Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dad arrested for abusing 22-month-old twins (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

Dad JOSHUA JON PETERSON has been arrested and charged for abusing his 22-month-old twins. No mention of Mom. Is there a mom in this household? Notice that if there is, she no longer has custody.


St. Cloud father arrested on abuse suspicion
11:37 PM, Aug. 17, 2011

Written by Times staff report

A 23-year-old St. Cloud man was taken to Benton County Jail on Wednesday after a witness reported seeing two 22-month-old children with injuries consistent with abuse, according to a St. Cloud police report.

Officers responded to the 400 block of 15th Avenue Southeast to check the welfare of the children at 6:46 p.m. on Aug. 8.

An investigation showed that Joshua Jon Peterson, the father of the children, had struck and bitten the two children several times in the face, according to St. Cloud police.

Peterson was taken to Benton County Jail on Wednesday and could be charged with two counts of felony malicious punishment of a child. The children are in protective custody.