A toddler in Ohio has suffered severe brain damage after being beaten by her babysitter, according to authorities
Three-year-old Hannah Wesche, of Hamilton Township, Ohio, was on life support at a hospital. “She is not expected to survive,” her father, Jason Wesche, said Monday. “Within the next couple of days, we’ve been told that it’s going to come to an end,” he told a judge.
The babysitter, Linda Partin, 35, of Hamilton Township, has been arrested on assault and child endangerment charges. The charges could be upgraded if Hannah is declared dead. Despite the father’s plea, the judge set Partin’s bond at $30,000. She pleaded not guilty during the court appearance.
Deputies were called after Wesche left the girl with Partin Thursday morning. When detectives arrived they found Hannah unresponsive, struggling to breathe and with bruises on her head and face, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Monday.
The sheriff said Partin admitted to striking the child and stated she had fallen and struck her head on the concrete garage floor the previous day.