Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dad accused of assaulting infant son; baby has life-threatening injuries (Newport, Michigan)

Contrary to fathers rights propaganda, mothers are held to a much higher standard than fathers. Notice that Mom may lose her parental rights, even though DHS doesn't believe she was involved in the assault on this infant. Fathers are very seldom held accountable in those cases where the mother was the sole abuser.

The abuser dad is identified as TYLER LEE STONER.

Father Faces Child Abuse Charges

By Ray Kisonas
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 01:29 p.m.

A teen-aged father accused of shaking his infant son, causing life-threatening injuries, was arrested at the hospital where the baby reportedly is being treated, authorities said.

The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant charging Tyler Lee Stoner, 18, of Frenchtown Villa Mobile Home Park in Newport with first degree child abuse, a felony that has a maximum penalty of life in prison upon conviction.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that Mr. Stoner was arrested in Ohio at the hospital where his 6-week-old son remains listed in critical condition with severe head injuries.

Mr. Stoner is being held in the Lucas County jail and will be brought here once he legally can be transferred to Michigan.

Sheriff’s detectives reported that on Jan. 19, Mr. Stoner was caring for the child while the baby’s mother slept.

The parents, who are not married, took the infant to Mercy Memorial Hospital when he became unresponsive. He eventually was transferred to a Toledo hospital.

In addition to severe head injuries, the baby suffered broken ribs, authorities reported.

Since the incident, probate court officials ruled that the father was not allowed to have contact with the infant.

The hospital where he was arrested also had banned him from visiting the child.

The Michigan Department of Human Services is seeking to terminate the parental rights of both parents, even though the mother was not believed to be involved with the assault.

She is allowed supervised visits with her son.