Police: Parents failed to seek medical care for child
GLOVERSVILLE – The parents of a toddler were arrested Thursday after they neglected to seek medical attention for a human bite mark on their child’s face within a reasonable amount of time after it was discovered, city police said.
Zackary Bevers, 20, of 490 VanAntwerp Road, Johnstown, and Heather Sartin, 22, of 125 Division St., Gloversville, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after an investigation.
Police said the investigation began Feb. 20, when Fulton County Child Protective Services received a third-party report Bevers and Sartin’s then-1-month-old child had an unexplained human bite mark on the right cheek.
At the time of the investigation, the family lived at 162 Bleecker St., police said.
Police and CPS began an investigation and were able to determine the bite occurred about two weeks before officials received the initial report, authorities said.
Capt. John Sira said the child had red and purple bruising on the face as a result of being bitten.
Police said that during the investigation, officers recovered evidence, including dental impressions, from potential suspects. The evidence was submitted to state police for analysis. After analysis, police said, they could not determine who bit the child.
According to police, the investigation revealed Bevers and Sartin neglected to seek medical attention, notify authorities, or attempt to identify the source of the bite mark within a reasonable amount of time after it was discovered.
Police said the child’s injury appears to have healed.