Bedford Woman Accused of Battering 23-month-old

Posted on November 16th, 2017

A Bedford woman was arrested Tuesday in Martin County after investigators say she battered and injured her boyfriend’s 23-month-old son.

29-year-old Chelsee New is facing charges of battery on a minor, criminal confinement and neglect of a dependent.

She was arrested after Indiana State Police were contacted by the Department of Child Services. Through the course of the investigation, detectives and DCS learned that New had babysat the infant child during the weekend, and had struck and bit him as disciplinary measures.

The infant was taken into custody by the DCS and was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for evaluation and treatment.

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