Sunday, December 22, 2013

Non-custodial dad arrested for abusing 5-week-old son during visit (Clark County, Ohio)

The grandparents have custody of this baby, not the parents. I can see why the volatile nitwit dad doesn't have custody, but not why the mother doesn't. As described here, she seems pretty responsible. She just needs to get Daddy out of her life.

Dad is identified as CHESTER PERKINS.

Updated: 11:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 | Posted: 10:57 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Father arrested for child abuse, bruising infant son

Chester Perkins, 29, was arrested by Clark County deputies on charges of child endangering, assault and domestic violence, involving his 5-week-old son.

The grandparents of the 5-week-old boy provided a photograph of the baby before his injuries occurred.

By Breaking News Staff

CLARK COUNTY — A Clark County man, Chester Perkins, 29, is accused of child abuse by bruising his 5-week-old son.

The infant's maternal grandparents alerted deputies to the possible abuse. They have custody of the boy, but had dropped him off with his parents for a visit. While there, Perkins, the child's father, told the mother that the child had been sleeping next to him but rolled off the bed.

The mother told her parents that the bruising on the baby didn't look to be consistent with a fall. She also said she suspected that the baby's father had shoved a pacifier into his mouth to keep him quiet.

The grandparents took the infant to Dayton Children's Hospital where doctors found bruising on his lip, arms, and shoulder.

Doctors said the bruising was consistent with someone holding the infant tightly and forcing the pacifier into the child's mouth.

Clark County Sheriff's office detectives are investigating the case.

Perkins was arrested on misdemeanor charges of child endangering, assault and felony domestic violence. He is in jail on a $5,000 cash bond and is awaiting the filing of formal charges.