CLEARFIELD, Pennsylvania – A jury in Clearfield County has returned a guilty verdict on Jeremy Sipe, a local man accused of assaulting a young child. The 45-year-old Sipe was found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault charges after a brief deliberation on Thursday.
The incident dates back to 2002 when Sipe allegedly caused head and facial injuries to a 16-month-old boy. The child’s mother testified in court that she witnessed Sipe leaving their Goshen Township house with the boy, only to have the child return with a bloodied and swollen face. Sipe claimed that the injuries were the result of the child falling over a safety gate.
During the trial, Dr. Jennifer Wolford of UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh provided expert testimony. According to her, the child’s injuries were consistent with those caused by a hand slap. Additionally, she expressed concern that without intervention, the child would be at risk of continued abuse and potentially life-threatening harm if returned to the same environment.
Sipe’s trial took place at the Clearfield County Courthouse. The guilty verdict sends a message that acts of violence against children will not be tolerated by the community. The verdict serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of all children.
In conclusion, Jeremy Sipe of Croft has been found guilty of assaulting a 16-month-old boy. The jury’s verdict on endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault charges demonstrates the community’s commitment to protecting children from harm and seeking justice for victims of violence.