In Longmont, Colorado, Jetley Morgan Dikkers, 26, was arrested on four counts of knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to his eight-month-old stepson. Dikkers had been the boy’s primary caregiver while the baby’s mom worked. Dikkers has also been charged with four counts of negligence.
Luckily for this child, the housing manager of the family’s building reported the infant’s visible injuries to social services. They immediately worked with police to get an arrest warrant for Dikkers. Finally, a time where the system worked!
The officer who was called out to check on the baby immediately saw multiple injuries like a large bruise on the left side of his face and a large bump on his head the circumference of a baseball. Oh my god!
The officer said the child also had bruises on his forehead, cheek, lip, chin, hands, wrists, back and ears. The baby’s lip was also covered with bleeding sores. A bite mark was found on the baby’s shoulder.
The baby was hospitalized injuries that weren’t immediately noticeable to police like a lacerated liver, three skull fractures, a broken leg, and several broken ribs.
What the fuck was going on?
Dikkers told police the baby was injuring himself on toys. His other story was that he fell down the stairs while holding the baby and had dropped the baby while giving him a bath. Yeah sure, and when I hear the little boy’s mother didn’t believe that Dikkers abused the baby, I wonder if she was in on it too.
Prosecutors are still deciding if she will be charged as well. Dikkers is being held on $50,000 bond.