Nichole Hannahs

Parents Charged with Child Endangering

by Nichole Hannahs on January 31, 2013 at 10:56 am

Two Coshocton County parents face charges after the assault of their child.

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office said that 22-year-old Christopher and 20-year-old Kelsey Starkey have both been charged with a second degree felony of child endangering.

Officials said they were notified Tuesday of a baby at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital that had been assaulted. During the investigation authorities determined that a 3-month old baby was the victim of assault and was flown from Coshocton County Memorial to Akron Children’s Hospital due to the severity of the injuries.

The couple appeared in Municipal Court in Coshocton County on Wednesday and bond was set at $75,000.

A preliminary hearing is set for February 6.

The incident is currently under investigation by the sheriff’s office.