6-Week-Old Ohio Baby Has Toes Bitten Off By Rats

July 22, 2009

Ohio (ChattahBox) – In a shameful case of apparent neglect, three people so far, have been arrested for child endangerment after police officers arrived at their mobile home to find that a six-week old baby had had it’s toes bitten off by rats.

Todd Trent, Joseph Gunter, and Tina Gunter have been charged with neglect, and are being held without bail. The mother, who is only 17, has not been official charged, though police have not said if they will rule it out.

Trent, the 18-year-old boyfriend but not the father, has claimed that it happened as he slept. But doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital told The Australian that the bites had gone back for some time, and that the child had been repeatedly attacked by the rodents.

The baby is in stable condition at a Columbus hospital, but has lost two of it’s toes.


One Response to “6-Week-Old Ohio Baby Has Toes Bitten Off By Rats”

  1. elizabeth on July 26th, 2009 11:42 pm

    this is insane! how can anyone let this happen to their child!? I hope the child is adopted into a really great family & taken away from this one

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