New child-abuse charges possible against NY couple
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:33:47 GMT —
Additional charges could be brought against a western New York couple charged with beating the soles of their 2-year-old son's feet with a wooden spoon.
Both 24-year-old Melissa Mosher-Bach and her husband, 25-year-old Corey Bach, are due to appear in Canandaigua City Court on Wednesday morning.
They were arrested at their home last week, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault, a felony, and were ordered jailed on $25,000 bail. Ontario County prosecutor R. Michael Tantillo has said he expects them to face further charges.
Authorities maintain the son was struck multiple times, was malnourished and had cold running water poured over him in a bathtub while strapped in a car seat. The boy, who is now 3, was placed in foster care with three other siblings.
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A couple in western New York has been charged with beating the soles of their toddler's feet with a wooden spoon and running cold water over him in a bathtub while he was strapped in a car seat.
Both 24-year-old Melissa Mosher-Bach and her husband, 25-year-old Corey Bach, pleaded not guilty to assault during a court appearance Friday. They were ordered to remain jailed on $25,000 bail. Their next court appearance was set for Wednesday.
They were arrested Wednesday night at their home in Canandaigua, 25 miles southeast of Rochester. Authorities say their 2-year-old son was struck multiple times, was malnourished and had his hair pulled out.
Authorities say the couple's four children have been placed in foster care. Neighbors say Mosher-Bach recently gave birth.