A Grove City grandfather is facing charges of child endangerment involving his one-year-old grandson, 10TV’s Jason Frazer reported on Tuesday.
According to a Grove City Division of Police report, Michael Williams was arrested on child endangering and abuse charges on Monday. Police said that the man was charged because he failed to notify anyone of the child’s injuries.
The child's mother, Chelsea Williams, told police that the boy was in Michael Williams’ care for several days. When she returned to pick him up, she said she found him covered in bruises.
“I want to see my dad go to jail,” Chelsea Williams said. “My 3-year-old daughter told me crying that her papa hurt her baby brother.”
Williams said that her young son was covered in bruises.
“He had him in the back bedroom with a bottle popped up in his mouth and there was vomit all down the side of his head and neck and the pillow and blanket,” Williams said. “He had two black eyes, his ears were black and blue. He had bruising and markings on his back.”
Chelsea Williams said that her father, who also was charged in connection with marijuana found at his home, told her that her 18-month-old son fell on the sidewalk and ran into a wall.
“Ever since this happened, he will bury his face into the couch or a cushion and try to hide his cry,” Williams said.
The boy was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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