3-Year-Old Ohio Girl Assaulted by Babysitter Died, Babysitter Indicted

Three-year-old Hannah Wesche succumbed to her injuries on Sunday (March 18). A few days earlier, her babysitter, Lindsay Partin was indicted on charges of felonious assault and felony child endangering. Read about the heart rendering incident right here.

On March 8, 2018, the Wesche family were distraught after learning that their babysitter, Lindsay Partin, 35, allegedly abused their three-year-old daughter, Hannah Wesche.

Hannah’s injuries were so severe that she was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from Partin’s house.

On Sunday (March 18), Hannah passed away at 12:15 a.m. after her father, Jason Wesche, said she was “essentially ‘brain dead.'” A GoFundMe page was set up by her father with the hashtags #Hannahstrong and #JusticeforHannah.

They hope to raise around $15,000, and so far, $8,547 has been donated. Any extra money raised will be used to assist other families and victims of child abuse.

The Facebook page HannahStrong was created earlier this month, with updates about the child’s condition. A lot of people showed their love and support by liking posts and writing thoughtful messages.

Many even sent ecards, which were printed and given to Hannah’s family.

Megan Latham, Hannah’s aunt claimed that her niece was punched and passed out, receiving a black eye because of the assault. In the 911 call, Partin explained to the operator that she had no clue what happened to Hannah. When emergency crews and investigators went to Partin’s house on March 8, they found Hannah unconscious.

They claim that she was unresponsive with bruises on her face and parts of her head, and had labored breathing. When questioned, Partin admitted to hitting Hannahm and explained that she fell and hit her head on a concrete garage floor the previous day.

On Thursday (March 15), a Butler County grand jury in Hamilton indicted Lindsay Partin. The Hanover Township resident was charged with felonious assault and felony child endangering. Partin was arraigned on a felony indictment, and released on a $75,000 bond.

Lindsay Partin

Lindsay Partin (Photo: Butler County Sheriff’s Office)

Partin is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on April 9.

Latham said, “I just can’t believe that somebody would just take such an innocent child away from us. I just can’t believe somebody had this in them. She’s not human. She’s not human.”

Many others took to social media to express their anger towards Partin. They even left supporting and comforting messages for the grieving family.

The Wesches stated that they knew Partin for a very long time, and she watched Hannah for months. Currently, the investigation is ongoing and authorities are trying to find out the reason behind the infant’s assault.


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