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.

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Seen it All

LMAO!

Sit n Spin

Bahahaha ! I hope it gets ruptured !

OHIOHOOSIER76

9 times a day!

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9 guys at a time...

bobaluey

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All taken

Where was the mom ?

Seen it All

According to mom's friend (cough, cough) who keeps plastering comments all over on these articles, the mom was TOO STOOOOOOOOPID to notice the signs of abuse! (yes, I'm well aware I spelled stupid wrong, it was done to make a point!)

Katelih-Trailer...

Yep, Stoooopid AND Weeeeeek !

hahafnha

Where is the biological father at?

bobaluey

Are you kiddin ? Take a guess...as with so common these days... there isn't one.

SaraMac

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SaraMac

I believe he should stay away from this commenting section.As should the family of THE BABY! Still happy to know he is SAFE in loving arms now.

Blue Line Bay Dog

This is a sad story in so many facets. I pray for the child, and commend the Huron County Sherriff’s Office for your fine work in this case. These are difficult cases to investigate, especially if you have children of your own. Keep up the good work!

SaraMac

Demented...I DID NOT mention your child anywhere on here.I trust L.E. a lot more than your tainted observations.Keep in mind that THEY are reading all of this!I NEVER SLAMMED HER,just wish she had made wiser choices.Because this is ALL ABOUT THAT BABY...NOT you nor me. I am really concerned about your children,you seem to resort to threats when your words are questioned.Children are challenging @ any age.

LevelHeaded

Don't worry SaraMac, seeing as how she condones (this is how you use that word Demented) that kind of abuse on children, I'm sure it won't be too long before we see Demented in the paper too.

SaraMac

I certainly hope it doesn't involve ANY child. The whole situation is heart breaking.

LevelHeaded

I agree...

SaraMac

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bobaluey

Maybe I should of said , his hooha get fractured. Apparently an,us and p3ni$ are "bad" words..but vagina is okay?

LevelHeaded

LOL I know right? Perhaps its the verbs and not the nouns? Either that or the entire NR staff skipped health class somehow....

SaraMac

Guess it is all in the manner in how you present those words.:)

YouneedtoSTFU

Demented is right you people were not there as far as tha a££ o who did this he will get his in prison. I believe demented really knows the family real well and I praise her for being the mothers friend in a time like this. As far as the deadbeat dad seems to me that he don't have any responsibility at all, if so this wouldn't have happened. And most of you would say no it wouldn't have happened if the so called boyfriend didn't move in or get with the mother but how does a woman know how it's going to turn out. They don't that's why women get beat all the time thinking they found the right one in fact it's not that easy to leave a relationship sometimes they need encouragement by a friend a loved one or even professional help. So if you all just keep in mind that None of you people posting on here was not there where the a ££ o did this. Any negative thoughts you feel you have to make remember he plead GUILTY to all damages done so. Keep you lame a££ Comments to yourselves you are Not The athorities.yous are just some ignorant norwalk Ohio residents thinking you know all ,don't know s€*t so STFU.

bobaluey

The questions which were evaded are VERY telling!!

SaraMac

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SaraMac

Yes,very much so!

YouneedtoSTFU

So saramac are you the drunk deadbeats mom fess up

YouneedtoSTFU

hahafnha he's probably at home sitting on his ass with his drug drukin family like most of the deadbeats do

YouneedtoSTFU

You are so wrong I like it when people think they know what happened and don't and get on here and think or try to figure out who people are it makes me laugh shows how dumb people are. Thinking any body involved in this would participate on these post. Face it he's guilty he admitted it. And getting on here accusing people to whom they do not know, saying they know.what the hell you people think you are detectives get real.

starryeyes83

YN stfu

Get off your drugs and wake up and ADMIT you have a baby beater in your family....hey at least he's not a baby KILLER like the s,k@nk in Sandusky. I still think the worthless birther knows more and perhaps participated.

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