Monday, April 30, 2012

Dad accused of beating 12-week-old daughter (Canton, Ohio)

There is not one word about the baby's mother (who has been totally erased from the story). CPS now has custody. Why? Dad is identified as LARRY D. BURKETT.


Dad accused of beating his baby girl

   By Lori Monseicz
Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 08:27 AM
Last update Apr 27, 2012 @ 01:48 PM

A southwest Canton father accused of beating his baby girl remained behind bars Friday, held without bond at the Stark County Jail.
Larry D. Burkett, 24, of 1110 Ardmore Ave., was arrested at 2:26 p.m. Thursday at the Canton police department on a felonious assault warrant.

Jail records said he struck his 12-week-old daughter about the face, causing visible bruising. He also struck her about the buttocks and grabbed her right leg, causing a broken tibia, the jail records said.
The child’s condition on Friday was not listed.

Burkett was scheduled to appear in Canton Municipal Court.

The Child Protective Services division of Stark County Job & Family Services is aware of the incident and involved in the investigation, according to the agency’s attorney Michael Vaccaro.

Later Friday, the agency was granted temporary custody of the child.