By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Children should respect their elders; however, no child should be physically harmed or beaten especially those under the age of 2. In Indianapolis, Indiana, Tayaun Chism (an 18 year old man) beat his girlfriend’s 14 month old toddler – Lilliana Goodman. Why did Mr. Chism beat this child? He beat the child because she allegedly disrespected Mr. Chism. The alleged act of disrespect was that the child was not eating her food as directed. What is the punishment for not eating food as directed? Mr. Chism took a belt to her for more than 1 hour. These heinous acts of abuse put the child in critical condition. The child is being treated at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Mr. Chism should have checked his pride at the door and thought more about the best interest of the child. In addition, Mr. Chism should have recognized that the beating of the 14 month old was a crime. Mr. Chism was arrested on charges of
You can read more about this story at Indianapolis, Indiana Man Arrested for Child Abuse for Beating of Toddler Who Disrespected Him.