Boy's face beaten, mom & boyfriend jailed

March 16, 2009 6:32:29 AM PDT
A 19-year-old central Pennsylvania woman is jailed for child endangerment and her live-in boyfriend is charged with beating her 3-year-old son in the face. Altoona police are not releasing the name of the boy who they say was flown to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in critical condition after the incident Sunday.

Police have charged boy's mother, Emily Brogden, with endangering the welfare of a child. Police charged her boyfriend, 22-year-old Ryan Brothers, with aggravated assault, the endangering charge and other offenses.

Police say Brothers admitted to "various aspects of the abuse."

The suspects pleaded not guilty when arraigned on Sunday. Court records don't list attorneys for them.


Information from: Altoona Mirror,

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