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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Bath man charged with injuring toddler arrested again

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  • A Bath man charged last week with seriously injuring a toddler faces another charge for violating an order of protection issued in the case, police said Thursday.
    Stephen M. Hoose, 33, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating the order that required him to stay away from the toddler, as well as the child’s mother, and not try to communicate with them, according to Bath-based New York State Police.
    Hoose had previously been released on his own recognizance after being charged with reckless assault of a child, a Class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.
    After the new charge, he was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 bail.
    State police said last week Hoose allegedly threw the child into a chair on May 20, which resulted in the child’s head hitting a wall. The infant’s injuries included a fractured skull, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhaging, according to police.
    A Bath woman was later charged with injuring the same child, also on May 20.
    Police say Michelle M. Campbell, 24, caused third-degree burns to the child, once with a lit cigarette and again by holding the toddler’s arm against a hot oven.
    She was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, a D felony, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Campbell was also sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 bail.
    Both Hoose and Campbell are scheduled to appear in Bath Village Court at 3 p.m. Monday.
    The investigation into the child’s injuries was conducted by state police, the Bath Police Department and the Steuben County Child Protective Unit.
    Citing the ongoing investigation, state police declined to give the relationships between Hoose, Campbell and the child.

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