Friday, March 29, 2013

Dad indicted for scalding face of 13-month-old son (Hamilton County, Ohio)

Dad is identified as ROBERT USHRY. No mention of where Mom was when Daddy got frustrated because a 1-year-old didn't wash his face "correctly." Maybe she was working while yet another deadbeat daddy was assaulting a baby?

Indictment: Dad scalds son's face

Mar 28, 2013

Written by Kimball Perry

A father was indicted Thursday, accused of causing burns on his 13-month-old son’s face.

A Hamilton County grand jury handed up an indictment against Robert Ushry, 19, of Villages of Roll Hill, formerly Fay Apartments, was indicted for felonious assault and child endangering.

The child was brushing his teeth March 21 when, authorities believe, he didn’t do it correctly, upsetting Ushry. The father then is accused of holding the child’s face, as punishment, under hot, running water long enough to cause second-degree burns on the side of the child’s face.

“They think he did it for at least 25 seconds,” Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Michael Peck said Thursday. “It’s unbelievable. The whole side of the kid’s face is burned. We think he knew what he was doing.”

The charges against Ushry carry a maximum prison sentence of 19 years in prison.