A two-year old boy suffered severe injuries including a broken leg and numerous bruises and a man is charged in his beating, according to Amsterdam Police.
Earl Stevens, 33, of Amsterdam is charged with Assault (2nd Degree, Class-D Felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class-A misdemeanor) for committing the assault in the presence of another child, police said.
Amsterdam Police got a call around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 7. After first saying that the boy fell off a counter, Police say Stevens admitted beating the boy after his mother left the child in his care for a couple of hours. Stevens is the boy’s boyfriend, police said, and he was also looking after his six-year old child. The toddler was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital and has been turned over to his biological father.
The toddler was diagnosed with a broken leg, hematoma to the forehead and bruises to his eye, back and legs, police said.
Amsterdam Police were assisted by Montgomery Co. Child Protective Services and the investigation is continuing, additional charges are possible pending the final medical diagnosis of the victim.