Man faces charge for injuring 4-year-old



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Stephen Partlow II, 34, of Fortville is charged with battery causing bodily injury, a Class D felony, for injuring a 4-year-old boy. (Photo provided)


GREENFIELD — A Fortville man faces felony battery charges amid allegations he violently pinched the genitals of 4-year-old boy after the child wet the bed.

Stephen Partlow II, 34, is charged with battery causing bodily injury, a Class D felony.

The child’s injuries were discovered by a relative, who told police she noticed the boy was bruised when she took him to the bathroom after picking him up from Partlow’s home.

 Partlow is dating the boy’s mother.

According to court documents, the boy told her he was hurt and that Partlow had pinched him for wetting the bed.

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