The Newark Advocate reported on a father who was sentenced to prison after he admitted to injuring his infant son. He has pled guilty to endangering children and felonious assault.
The prosecutors say that the Licking County Sheriff’s Office was called to the hospital after doctors examined an injured two-month-old. Doctors said the child had a subdural hematoma and retinal hemorrhages that were not accidental.
The father was taking care of the baby and admitted that he was frustrated by the baby’s crying. He told the court that he put the baby down harder than he should have. He then immediately called 911 when the infant started breathing incorrectly.
The court also made a comment about the EMS treatment that the baby received. Responders came to the house after the 911 call and left without taking the baby to the hospital. They said that everything was fine.
However, since the father admitted to the injuries, he was sentenced to at least three years of prison. Charges against the mother were filed earlier this year but were later dropped.
The full extent of the child’s injuries is unknown because he is so young, but there is a possibility that he is now blind.