Child Fights For Life As Woman Faces Abuse Charges

(Hanover Township, OH) - A Hanover Township woman is facing charges for allegedly abusing a 3-year-old girl.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports that on Thursday, March 8th, at approximately 7 a.m., Hanover Township emergency crews and Butler County detectives responded to 4050 Shank Road for an unconscious child. 

Upon arrival, Hanna Wesche, 3, was unresponsive, had labored breathing and there were obvious bruises about her head and face.

Hanna was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital and then flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. After further investigation, detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on the child’s body. 

The babysitter, Lindsay Partin, 35, admitted to striking the child and stated she had fallen and struck her head on the concrete garage floor the previous day.

Lindsay Partin has been charged with felonious assault and child endangering, both felony charges.

“This little girl is hanging on by a thread. Cases like this rip your heart out. I don’t understand why or how anyone harms a child,” said Sheriff Jones.

We do not know if the child will survive her injuries at this time.

“Parents please know who is watching your children. Get background checks, talk to neighbors, friends and family members before letting anyone watch your children, know who you are leaving your babies with,” Said the Sheriff

This case is still under investigation.

Monday a judge set a $30,000 cash bond for Partin.

Lindsay Partin

Lindsay Partin, 35


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