New Carlisle man pleads not guilty to ‘extreme physical abuse’ of toddler

UPDATE 7/5/17 @ 4:55 PM

A New Carlisle man accused of causing significant injuries to a 2-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty.

Seth Tackett, 25, has been charged with two counts of endangering children and one count of felonious assault, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Tackett was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. A judge set his bond at $100,000 and he was ordered not to have contact with the victim.

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A New Carlisle man is in Clark County Jail, accused of endangering children and felonious assault.

Seth Tackett, 25, is accused of causing injury to a 2-year-old boy, according to the sheriff’s office.

On June 24, family members of the boy discovered a “significant physical injury” and reported the case to police, according to a Clark County sheriff’s release. The boy was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for treatment.

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The child’s injuries were found to be all over his body, and appear to include bruising from choking, strikes, a tight squeezing grip and abuse to the child’s genitals, said a report from Lt. Kristopher Shultz.

“Evidence gathered at the hospital by detectives, along with the medical report, left no doubt that this child was the victim of severe and extreme physical abuse,” Shultz said in the report.

Tackett was arrested July 3 at a residence on Frayne Drive in Park Layne. It’s unknown his relationship to the victim.

Tackett faces two counts endangering children and one court felonious assault, all felony-level charges.

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