UPDATE: 3-year-old girl allegedly shaken by babysitter was found with bruises on her head and face

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

UPDATE: 3-year-old girl allegedly shaken by babysitter was found with bruises on her head and face

UPDATE @ 11:17 A.M.

Bond was set at $30,000 today for a Hanover Twp. woman charged with felonious assault and felony child endangering for allegedly shaking a toddler. 

Lindsay Partin, 35, of the 4000 block of Shank Road, was video arraigned this morning in Butler County Area II Court, where the cash bond was set by Magistrate William McNally. 

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Partin has hired attorneys Melynda Cook Howard and Christopher Pagan to represent her. At the brief arraignment, Cook Howard entered not guilty pleas on Partin’s behalf and told the magistrate that she has no previous criminal background. 

At about 7 a.m. Thursday, Hanover Township emergency crews and Butler County detectives responded to Partin’s residence for an unconscious child. They found 3-year-old Hannah Wesche unresponsive with labored breathing, according to the sheriff’s office. There were obvious bruises about her head and face. 

Hannah was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital and then flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. After further investigation, detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on the child’s body. Partin admitted to striking the child and stated she had fallen and struck her head on the concrete garage floor the previous day.

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According to court documents, Partin admitted to shaking the child. 

“This little girl is hanging on by a thread. Cases like this rip your heart out. I don’t understand why or how anyone harms a child,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. “We do not know if the child will survive her injuries at this time. Parents please know who is watching your children. Get background checks, talk to neighbors, friends and family members before letting anyone watch your children, know who you are leaving your babies with.” 

The child’s father, Jason Wesche spoke at the hearing and asked that no bond be set.

Partin’s next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

UPDATE @ 9:57 A.M.

A Hanover Twp. woman allegedly admitted to Butler County Sheriff’s detectives that she shook a toddler she was caring for on Thursday, according to court documents. 

Lindsay Partin, 35, of the 4000 block of Shank Road, was booked into the county jail on Friday, charged with felony child endanger and felonious assault.

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She is scheduled to be arraigned today in county Area II Court. 

Partin caused serious physical harm to the 3-year-old girl by shaking her, according to the complaint filed by Detective Dan Turner. 

The charges came from Turner’s investigation and Partin’s admission, according to court documents.

INITIAL REPORT

A woman accused of abusing a three-year-old she was babysitting is in Butler County Jail on charges of felonious assault and endangering children.

Lindsay Partin, 35, was booked into jail Friday afternoon.

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The child, three-year-old Hannah Wesche, was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Thursday after she had been at Partin’s house, who was babysitting, according to our partners at WCPO.

Partin had been a trusted neighbor and had cared for Wesche for several months, her aunt, Megan Latham, told WCPO.

Latham said her niece is essentially “brain dead.”

“I think she fought the best that she could which is all we can ask,” she said. “I think God just has a better plan for her, and I know she is in a better place and she is not suffering.”

Partin is expected to be arraigned this morning.

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