Ya know…every story on here is bad, some worse than others but it is really infuriating when we read/write about children abused by some one the mother knew was abusive.
Case in point, Steven Moland (28) of Bartlesville, OK has been arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse. Moland, convicted of child abuse by neglect in 2003, was “caring” for his girlfriend’s two daughters (6-months and 2-years-old) while she was at work. Around 5pm that evening, March 23rd, police were called by two sisters charged with babysitting the girls to report possible child abuse.
Police arrived at the home and noted bruising on the inside of both of the 2-year-old’s upper arms, bruising on the bottom and upper leg and red marks on the back of the 6-month-old. The 6-month-old was also sporting scratches on her face and neck area, that appeared to be finger marks from grabbing.
When police spoke with the mother and Moland later, it was determined that Moland had been alone with the girls all day. Why?
Of course Moland, being the “man” he is, denied he abused the girls and said he was not aware of any of the injuries. But wait…he did say he “may” have caused the injuries while getting the girls ready for the sitters. We know, Stevie…you “may” have caused the injuries…you DID cause them you know it and we all know it too…asshole!
Here’s Stevie’s explanation of the injuries, tell me if this sounds like a guy you want “caring” for your children. He was trying to put a coat on the 2-year-old and she “was being a little (expletive)” so he grabbed her arms and pulled her up. I think you have something wrong here Stevie… YOU are the little BITCH! Now on to the 6-month-old’s injuries, there’s a simple explanation for those, see Stevie was trying to put her in her car seat and she was upset and squirming, he said he “had her by the leg”… ummm what, by the leg…and had to grab her back to keep from dropping her. Excuse me, but who in the fucking shit holds a baby by the leg?
Here’s the best part…ready? The girls’ mother later admitted to police Stevie had been angry at the children for being uncooperative while getting ready and that the 6-month-old was screaming and agitating him. So, then I have this question. Did mom know what happened and had no intention of handling it? Would anything have been done had the babysitters not noticed the bruises and called police? Something about that statement from mom doesn’t set well with me.
Moland is due back in court April 13th. His bond has been set at $50,000.
Special thanks to the two sisters/baby sitters for making the call to police.