UPDATE - Baby 'paid the price' for man's anger, suspect tells sheriff

A 9-month-old boy allegedly beaten by a local man is out of the hospital and in foster care. The suspect is behind bars.
Aaron Krause
Jul 27, 2012

 

A 9-month-old boy allegedly beaten by a local man is out of the hospital and in foster care, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said Thursday.

Christoffer M. Mills, 20, of 309 Edwards Road, is in custody in the Huron County Jail on a $100,000 bond on a charge of felonious assault on suspicion of severely injuring the baby.

The victim sustained nine fractures, half of which were to his extremities and the rest to his torso.

Howard said the most recent injures were inflicted July 19, and there were previous untreated injuries. The sheriff said he is aware of three beating instances within the last two months. He added his department has no knowledge of a criminal history involving Mills.

Mills admitted to injuring the baby, the son of his girlfriend, with whom he has been living for the last several months, Howard said. He added the boy's biological father has been notified about the incidents.

Howard said Mills, who was at first "deceitful," eventually admitted to losing his temper with the infant and injuring the child.

Howard said the suspect told him "the child paid the price" for his temper.

The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS), through the county prosecutor's office, filed a complaint the child was believed to be abused and neglected. The complaint was filed Wednesday in Huron County Juvenile Court.

After a shelter care hearing the same day, the child was placed in the custody of HCDJFS pending a further hearing. It is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 29, Huron County Juvenile Court administrator Chris Mushett said.

The sheriff said further charges are possible.

"It's still early in the investigation and there are some persons of interest that we need to speak to in more detail," he said. "We feel strongly that Mr. Mills is the primary actor" in the attacks.

Howard said his office worked extensively with Huron County children's services and the Akron Children's Hospital, which were very helpful.

Comments

Reva

I am wondering why Fisher Titus never contacted law enforcement. Why did it have to be done at Akron? I am glad that they did contact HCSO.

Seen it All

According to the first article in this paper on this matter, Fisher-titus DID contact the LE.

Seen it All

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ROFLMAO

animals

Kelly

Scum.

bobaluey

Thank you, DEmented ( cough -cough) er.. I mean ..... YOU NEED STFU... You people must be going nuts in that house trying to see who get on the 'puter , first. LOL! ...And how idiotic to think that all of us posters actually live in Norwalk. I do not ...but I am a taxpayer of Huron county. Which is more than I can say for this scum his shacked up bimbo ( breeder) and all the trolls on here defending her and her "family"... Sounds to me as though they've been working the system for a looong time!!

SaraMac

To quote Ronnie:YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! SHORE (SURE) GOT THAT RIGHT!

Kelly

Hopefully the birther (no real mother would allow her child to be beaten once, let alone repeatedly) also gets locked up for a very long time and never regains custody. Forced sterilization would be a good idea, too.

ROFLMAO

Even reptiles protect their young.

SaraMac

So STFU,are you baby mama's stepbrother?'fess up then.

SaraMac

No,not EVERYONE that is commenting here lives in Norwalk.I DO SEE that the news staff keep deleting DEMENTED'S comments!HOW ARE HER CHILDREN THIS MORNING?

SaraMac

No,I am not.But,you have made it easy to figure out whom YOU ARE! Go sit on your Daddy's lap,boy!ALL ABOUT THE BABY,D!

SaraMac

You are as funny as the rest of the defenders,D!

SaraMac

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SaraMac

No,YOU HAVE IT WRONG! We All feel bad for the CHILD! And I speak for myself,anyone else's opinions are their own.Feel real sad for your misguided soul too!ALL ABOUT THE BABY,REMEMBER?

Seen it All

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a child has SEVERE injuries. Eight broken bones go "unchecked". Either baby mama turned a blind eye, or is just too friggin stupid to care for a child. That is what everyone on here is posting about, and to come on here and try to "defend" her is about pointless! When she is charged, the likes of you and demented will be gone, thank god!

SaraMac

Yous? What grade level did you pass? 2nd? I usually do not try to correct grammar,but come on!

SaraMac

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SaraMac

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SaraMac

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SaraMac

Double Post!

SaraMac

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Kelly

The woman who gave birth to this poor child is just as guilty. Lock her up.

Kelly

Touchy touchy. Guilt will do that. So are you the sleaze that let her baby be beaten or are you just a friend of the sleaze? You are clearly defending her so you must be related somehow. Only a relative would even try to defend someone who is so obviously guilty. Yes, dear, there are posts on here that show just how dumb people can be. Those posts are the ones written by you.

CleanSlate

This dude needs a swift kick in the head......several times!!!! P.O.S.

Reva

Mom I hope you wise up and make better choices for your child "if" you are lucky enough to get him back. That baby should be your first priority not shacking up with some new guy! These babies are defenseless and its up to you to make sure he is safe. Put him before wants and needs!

SaraMac

So happy that he may find peace and comfort with his foster parents.NOT ALL of them are like the people that put the children into cages.I should know,as I was a fostered child 35 yrs. ago. God Bless ALL who make a difference in these children's lives!! Thank you!

SPEEDY GONZALEZ

sounds like both the mother & boyfriend need a good beating! i'm sure the boyfriend will get whtat's coming to him in jail!

ROFLMAO

if they give this poor child back to those ANIMALS then there is no justice.

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