Crime

Parents of 3-week-old facing new charges

The parents of a 3-week-old girl who was allegedly assaulted were arraigned on more felony and misdemeanor charges Tuesday, according to court dockets.

The new charges stem from a search warrant of their residence and vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of a white garbage bag that contained bloody clothes and three blankets, state police at Clearfield said. The items of clothing were a pair of men’s boxers, a long sleeve shirt, a baby outfit and a pink baby hat.

Aaron Mills, 32, of Osceola Mills, was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault of a child less than 13 years old, four felony counts of aggravated assault of a child younger than 6 years old, two felony counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child less than 13 years old, one felony count of endangering the welfare of a child and one felony count of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child.

Stephanie McGuire, 22, of Osceola Mills, was charged Tuesday with one felony count of aggravated assault of a child less than 13 years old, one felony count of aggravated assault of a child less than 6 years old, one felony count of endangering the welfare of a child and one felony count of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child.

Mills and McGuire also face misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

The original charges filed against the couple on Friday were withdrawn.

A Geisinger Medical Center doctor told police it is the worst case of child abuse of an infant he’s ever seen, according to court documents. He also said the infant would have suffered extreme pain.

A candlelight vigil for the infant was held Sunday. She was taken to the hospital on March 1 for injuries that include severe diaper rash, two fractured femurs, a fractured rib and facial abrasions.

Preliminary hearings for the couple are now scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on March 15. Mills and McGuire remain incarcerated, while the infant is in custody of Clearfield County Children and Youth Services.

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