Ohio Drug Dealers Arrested For Child Abuseeditor | 02/11/2018 | 0 | Hot Topic , Incidents , Offense
When an Ohio mother became homeless and left her 4-year-old daughter with friends for a few weeks, she thought she was doing what was best for her daughter. After a while, she’d found a home. She went to pick up her daughter and found her covered in bruises and burn marks.
When she saw the extent of her daughter’s injuries, she took her straight to the emergency room and called the police. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas called it one of the worst child abuse cases of his career.
“You can see by the marks that it wasn’t just a single incident,” he said. “It was a repeat incident, and from the photograph, you can see the burn marks. The photos show just how severe this case was, but it doesn’t show all the injuries. We have to look at not only the physical injuries but the mental/psychological injuries of the child.”
After visiting the mother and child at the hospital, Sheriffs executed a search warrant at the babysitters’ home, where they found drugs and several thousand dollars in cash.
The caretakers, Misty Glasgow, 36 and Devan Redman, 25, were arrested on October 5th, 2018 and held in jail of $28,000 cash bond. They’re facing charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug trafficking.
The case remains under investigation, and more charges may still be filed. “We feel that these two should be held accountable to the fullest,” Lucas said. “I mean, four years old, a lot of us have our kids, and we know how it feels. It hits home.”
On October 25th, 2018, Glasgow and Redman waived their right to a preliminary hearing, and a judge raised their bail to $50,000 each. On November 19th, 2018, Redman was released on bail. She was ordered to have no contact with the victim, or with anyone under 18. Glasgow remains in jail. Both will be tried in January 2019.
The child has since been returned to her mother, who has a home and a job.
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