Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Man Beats 14 Month Old Toddler


Scott Peavey appears via video conference at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Tuesday in relation to a charge of hitting a toddler in a parked car while at a local hospital.
Scott Peavey appears via video conference at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Tuesday in relation to a charge of hitting a toddler in a parked car while at a local hospital.
BANGOR, Maine — A Carmel man accused of hitting a toddler in a car parked outside St. Joseph Hospital on Friday afternoon, inflicting bruises on her face and cutting open her lip, made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Scott Peavey, 30, who was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday and charged with assault on a child under the age of 6, a Class C crime, did not enter a plea.
Superior Court Justice William Anderson set bail at $3,000 cash or $15,000 surety. Peavey has been held without bail at the Penobscot County Jail since his arrest.
Bail conditions include no contact with the child and no use or possession of drugs or alcohol.
Peavey remained Tuesday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail.
A report was made to a St. Joseph Hospital security officer Friday that a man was striking a small child in a vehicle outside the hospital, which is located between Broadway and Center Street in Bangor.
The witness did not leave his name with the security guard, according to Bangor police. He did contact police Monday night after investigators asked potential witnesses to come forward, Tracy Lacher, Penobscot County assistant district attorney, told Anderson on Tuesday.
The witness said that he backhanded the child with six or seven quick blasts,” Anderson said after reading a police report on the interview with the witness.
Peavey was arrested at Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he and the child’s mother, who has not been charged, had taken the girl for treatment, the prosecutor said.
Police described Peavey and the child’s mother as intoxicated,” Lacher told Anderson.
The child was treated and then released, she said, but the treating physician described the child’s injuries as “abusive.”
Reading from documents provided by the district attorney’s office, Anderson said the 14-month-old “suffered a black eye, black and blue ear and fat lip.”
Lacher said after the hearing that the Department of Health and Human Services had been informed of the child’s injuries. She said that as far as she knew the child remained with her mother.
Lacher asked Anderson to set bail at $5,000 cash.
Peavey said through the lawyer of the day, Dennis Hamrick of Bangor, that he could not afford such a high bail. Hamrick asked that Peavey be released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
A Scott Peavey with the same birth date as the man arrested Saturday is listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted in Newport District Court in 2003 of sexual abuse of a minor, a misdemeanor, which requires him to register as a sex offender for 10 years.
Lacher told Anderson on Tuesday that Peavey was convicted of that crime in 2003.
Hamrick said Peavey was sentenced to six months with all but five days suspended.
Sexual abuse of a minor is defined as engaging in a sexual act with another person between the ages of 14 and 16 when the accused is older than 19 and at least five years older than the victim.
The sex offender website, which is maintained by the state, does not say what sentence was imposed. The penalty for the Class D crime is up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
If convicted of an assault on the child, Peavey faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

23 comments:

Apple said...

The penalties listed are not severe enough.

Periwinkle Paisley said...

I am somewhat glad for this little girl that someone spoke up. Someone told the authorities what he'd seen. I say 'somewhat' because she was given back to her mother, a woman who chose to be in a relationship with a POS like this man and (although it's hearsay) that she was intoxicated at the time of the incident. It's sad when a child's own mother is the lesser of two evils. My point is if you SEE something SAY something.

OT: Peter, what are your thoughts about the whole Lennay Kakua/Manti T'eo story? Do you think he knew his online girlfriend was really a catfish and used her made up story to pad his image during Heisman choosing time? Here's a link to a transcript of his interview with Jeremy Schaap on ESPN http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8859544/highlights-manti-teo-interview-jeremy-schaap

Another OT: What would be cool is if you had a message board where ppl could post suggestions about what SAs they're interested in.

Anonymous said...

She said that as far as she knew the child remained with her mother.

Unbelievable! Sadly, we sentence people to more time for stealing a car than abusing a child.

Hobnob said...

Did the mom know he was a sexual predator? if so WTH was she doing letting him anywhere near her child.
My bet is as well as physical abuse there is also likely to be sexual abuse.
The mom needs to face neglect charges at a minimum. with both being locked up for decades.

dadgum said...

Several years ago, I witnessed a mother harshly telling her crying infant to "shut up". She popped the baby in the face. I noticed that mom had a split lip and a bruise.I followed her into the parking lot, her van was next to mine. She opened the side door, and tossed the baby into a car seat, not fastening her in. The baby girl was hanging half in the seat..

As she opened the door, empty beer cans fell out, and I realized there were several men in the van. They laughed when she tossed the baby in, and did not help load the bags of food, and cases of beer.

I had asked the checker to call police (very small town, before cell phones), which she had done. They arrived shortly after the van had left, so I gave them the license. I was advised to call social services, which I did from a pay phone.

I was saddened, and outraged to get a return call weeks later. I had never heard of contacting a reporting party in a case like this, but I was new to the state. I was told that what I had witnessed was a misunderstanding. That the mother had not said anything rude in Spanish (I speak Spanish, was born and raised in SoCal..much of my family is Hispanic)

I was informed that I had to be tolerant of cultures 'we don't understand, which are different from our own'. The woman and baby live with 4 men..unrelated.

Was anything done? No. I fear, from the way she treated the baby, and the way she was treated, that much more than what I saw is happening in that home.

I have watched this girl as she grew. Obviously abused, mistreated. Reports made by her school went unaddressed. She was pregnant at 15, last I knew. A statistic, that cold have been prevented when she was 6 months old.

Dee said...

@dadgum...how very sad and frustrating.

dadgum said...

indeed.

I have been on the other side of things as well. Our school had a teacher who disliked boys. She stated her brothers chased her with dead animals as a child. In her class, girls were 'princesses' and boys were 'toads'. She refused to pass some of the boys into 3rd grade, saying they were 'stupid, and unable to complete any work on their own'. The boys all had high grades, and good conference reports, which made no sense.

After meetings and conferences, she was fired. the next day I was reported to CPS. We were in the midst of an adoption, were licensed for both foster and day care..this was a huge issue.

At the same time, my teenage daughter had an orbital infection, looking like she had a black eye. We were grilled, our kids were grilled, our family doctor was questioned repeatedly, and the family files handed over. He hated CPS. They would call and ask 'what happened in May of 1983..?' I would ask for a hint (lol) because I had no idea. Which child???

At one point, a social worker remarked on pictures on my walls, and a bumper sticker on my VW van. We were Christians, obviously nutty conservatives. The fact our kids went to Lutheran schools was counted against us..were we afraid of them being seen in public? The questions were surprising. I actually had plans to hide my kids..I know what foster care can mean. I know all too well what can happen to them. If they saw a state van, or cars, they were to take an envelope of money marked 'ice cream', and go out the back, down the hill, to an ice cream store. Call someone we had spoken with. And wait for them to arrive. I know I would be in big trouble, but at that point, protecting them was more important than anything.

At the end they were going to keep the file open, because they could not prove anything happened, or did not. I insisted they either close the file as unfounded, or arrest me, then and there. I was running for office, and could not have this in my records. An arrest would not look good either, but I knew they could not.

I informed the supervisor of the very day the report was made, and who made it. He researched..and eventually apologized for over a year of this mess. The irony is sad..those who are innocent are relentlessly persued, their children often removed. The guilty are allowed to abuse again and again.

dadgum said...

*pursue
I do no how to spel.. lol

Hobnob said...

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dadgum said...

British schools, Hobs?? lolol
Y'all talk funy, for inventing English and all like that there..

Hobnob said...

There is nothing wrong with us just cos we add in the occasional letter U LOL

Anyhow this made me laugh

CHICAGO – A bank robber has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge a month after he and a cellmate broke out of a high-rise Chicago lockup.

Kenneth Conley's lawyer entered the plea at a Wednesday arraignment. Dressed in orange jail clothing, Conley sat in a wheel chair with a leg he injured during his escape in a brace.

Prosecutors say he and Jose Banks scaled down nearly 20 stories using a makeshift rope on Dec. 18.

Banks was caught two days later. But Conley eluded capture until Jan. 4. Police stopped him outside a suburban apartment complex disguised as an old man and carrying a cane.

Before his escape, the 38-year-old former strip club worker already faced a maximum 20-year prison term for bank robbery. Escape carries a maximum 5-year sentence

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/23/bank-robber-pleads-not-guilty-to-escape-from-high-rise-chicago-jail/#ixzz2IpKyzJk0


We have to admire his nerve if nothing else.

I didn't escape yer 'onor.
Ahem
~ reads from script written in big letters phonetically and in red crayon, big words underlined and broken into little words.~

There i was asittin' all innocent in my cell especially cos i really am innocent of everything they said i did.
I was feeling meditative (my attorney said use this big word tho' i dunno what it means) and was was practising origami with my sheets since i had no paper.
I was doing quite nicely making tubes of origami sheets reflecting the never ending circle of life surrounding the emptiness of being interspersed (another big word) with tight circles of material showing the blocks that separate us from achieving happiness and perfection.
In no way at all was it a rope made from bedsheets with knots tying them togeather.
Just as i was achieving my meditative peak a noise made me jump and i fell out the window in my shock.
it was only by sheer luck i had somehow tied the sheet to the bars and luckily for me i mamagaged to retain a grip on my origami and thus able to control my descent.
My friend who was also in a meditative state suffered the same shock.
Luckily i was able to keep him calm and not screaming otherwise we would have disturbed other innocent patrons who were ejoying their moments of rest.
On reaching the ground we looked around for any officers without seeing any, and again being careful not to disturb the peace tiptoed out in search of an officer of the law to complain about sudden noises and long drops.
We could have been seriously injured or killed because of the prison allowing sudden noise.
Get me an attorney i wanna sue the prison for keeping me in a dangerous situation where falls from windows are possible if you are of a nervous disposition. thank you

Lis said...

I hate to see stuff like this.

Another aspect that abusive parents are too stupid to know, is that hitting children in the head can cause head injuries and head injuries can lead to all sorts of impulsive behavior and anger problems. So it becomes a vicious cycle.

Trigger said...

I hate this kind of monster who thinks nothing about the well being of a little child.

All this jerk wants to do is have fun with the mother, so if her child cries for something that a normal child cries for, she gets battered and bruised. Problem solved in his mind.

Trigger said...

Hi dadgum,

I have seen this attitude of "cultural tolerance" for people who abuse children.

Shelley said...

I wish everytime one of these monsters hurt a child, they got hit in the face with a bat!

That would really cut down on abuse if they got it back everytime they dished it out.

Shelley said...

CPS is a joke.

They leave kids that are clearly abused. Yet I have seen cases where they go over board for cases that are clearly nothing.

They need training.

Statement analysis would be one I would recommend so they can identify when parents are lying.

And not just a class. But they have to pass many tests identifing truth and dishonesty.

Oh if those in charge were only more intelligent......

But it seems those with the most common sense do not hold positions of power that can always make those changes.


Lemon said...

Anon @ 3:44

We did not ask.

Lemon said...

You said "For what, you ask?" We didn't.

BostonLady said...

They didn't take the baby from the mother? The mother who ALLOWED the sex offending physical abuser near her child? The mother who was observed as being intoxicated? What is wrong with this picture?

If the mother cannot protect her child from this scum sucker, then the child MUST be removed from her lack of care !

This makes me so angry. This child is still in danger.

BostonLady said...

Right on Lemon !!

Peter Hyatt said...

Shelly,

One can lead a horse to water...

If a mother is determined to put her child in the hands of a monster, it is almost impossible to stop her.

When everything short of a court order is done and the mother insists that everyone is wrong and she is right, she finds a way to put the child at risk.

You cannot imagine how hard some work to protect a child like this only to be frustrated by the mother and her court appointed lawyer.

Peter Hyatt said...

**Readership understands the use of articles in Statement Analysis. **

Trigger said...

"If a mother is determined to put her child in the hands of a monster, it is almost impossible to stop her."

So true!

The death of Carnel Chamberlain and many others prove this to be a reality.