Fortville man found guilty of battery on a child

GREENFIELD — A Fortville man accused of violently pinching the genitals of a young boy was found guilty of battery on a child Tuesday at the conclusion of a one-day trial.

The Class D felony conviction means Stephen Partlow II, 35, faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to court documents, Partlow assaulted a toddler he was watching after the child wet the bed. A family member reportedly found the boy’s injuries and took him to a local doctor for examination.

The case was heard by a jury in Hancock Circuit Court on Tuesday. Partlow will return to Judge Richard Culver’s courtroom today for sentencing. 

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or