Two women were arrested and charged with child endangering last week.
According to a release from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital contacted the sheriff’s office about a 14-month-old boy who was brought to the hospital with a severe head injury.
Staff at the hospital reported that the injuries the child suffered were inconsistent with the mother’s explanation of how the injuries were received.
Sheriff Rodenberg said in a press release that Clermont County Sheriff’s Office met with the mother of the child, Victoria Gans, 19, of Batavia, at Children’s Hospital to discuss the injuries that her child had and the events leading up to taking the child to the hospital.
It was determined that the child was injured in Gans’ home, 500 University Lane, Apartment 104 in Batavia, sometime on March 26, the day before he was transported to the hospital for treatment.
“Gans denied being at the residence at the time the child was injured and denied knowing who caused the injuries,” Rodenberg said.
He said Gans left the child in the custody of two adults she knew for approximately four hours when she left her home March 26.
Gans was arrested and charged with one count of endangering children, a third degree felony.
On March 29, an additional arrest was made in the case.
Alexsis Sexton, 19, was arrested by Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Units for her involvement.
“Sexton was identified as the individual who caused the injuries to the 14-month-old child she was babysitting,” Sheriff Rodenberg said in a second release.
Sexton was charged with two counts of endangering children, a second degree and third degree felony.
Gans had a bond hearing March 28 at Clermont County Municipal Court and is next scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. April 4 in front of Judge James A. Shriver.
Sexton had a bond hearing April 1 at Clermont County Municipal Court and is next scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. April 8 in front of Judge James A. Shriver.
Sexton remains in Clermont County Jail on a bond of $750,000.
According to the release from the sheriff’s office, both cases will be handled by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office.