Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dad gets "home confinement" for abusing toddler-aged daughter (Dunbar, West Virginia)

Why is a "former gubernatorial candidate" sucking it up for an abusive father? Sure is nice to have friends in high places, eh? As a result, dad EVAN SWAIN only gets "home confinement" for abusing his toddler-aged daughter.

So where is Mom in all this? As so often happens, she's written out of the story entirely.


Tuesday August 30, 2011
Dunbar father gets home confinement

A Dunbar father who injured his toddler daughter by hitting her for making a mess in her bedroom avoided prison after a former gubernatorial candidate testified on his behalf.

Evan Swain, 21, was indicted by a May grand jury on child abuse charges. He pleaded guilty to those charges, admitting he struck the girl and threw a baby powder container at her. She suffered bruising.

Charlotte Pritt, who owns a wellness company called Better Balance, told Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman that Swain was extremely remorseful and said the judge had "an opportunity to save someone's life."

Swain is a client at Better Balance, she said.

The defendant had been ordered to home confinement after posting a $5,000 bond, but the judge revoked that and ordered him to be incarcerated pending his sentencing.

On Tuesday, Kaufman agreed to sentence Swain to a year of home confinement followed by a year of extended supervision. He could have sentenced him to one to five years in the penitentiary.