Gruesome details emerge in case of toddler badly burned in 'horror abuse' after home he lived in is labeled 'unliveable' | The Sun

GRUESOME details have emerged in the case of a toddler badly burned after the house he lived in was labeled "unliveable" by officials.

Police were called to the home in Noble County, Ohio, on July 8 following reports of a child suffering from severe burns.

The youngster was rushed to hospital, with police suspecting his injuries were a result of child abuse.

Now, police have announced the arrest of 23-year-old Michael Keith Fox, in connection with the toddler's burns.

Fox has been charged with felonious assault.

Jane B. Walters, age 61, and Renee J. Walters, age 19, were each charged with child endangerment, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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It's unclear how the two are connected to the case.

The Noble County Health Department then carried out an inspection of the home.

They deemed it "unlivable and therefore condemned for human habitation," police confirmed.

The Noble County Sheriff's Office said in a statement: "On July 8, 2022, at approximately 4.50pm, the Noble County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a residence on Outpost Road requesting an ambulance due to a toddler receiving burns.

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"United Ambulance Service and Belle Valley First Responders were dispatched to the residence.

"The child was then transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital due to the severity of the burn injuries."

Police added: "After being examined in the Emergency Department, personnel from the hospital notified the Sheriff’s Office that it was suspected that the injuries were a result of child abuse.

"The child was transferred to Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit and admitted for treatment of burn injuries.

"As a result of the investigation, Michael Keith Fox, age 23, was arrested and charged with Felonious Assault a felony of the second degree, after admissions were made about how the burns had occurred to the child."

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Fox is being held without bond.

Noble County Prosecutor, Jordan Croucher, is said to be considering additional charges, due to the severity of the injuries.

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