Toddler allegedly assaulted by babysitter 'not expected to survive,' father says

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

Hannah Wesche, 3, of Hamilton Township, Ohio, suffered severe brain damage after being beaten by her babysitter who was arrested, authorities said.

Lindsay Partin, 35, of Hanover Township, is held at the Butler County Jail on charges of felonious assault and endangering children.

When the first responders arrived they found the three-year-old unresponsive, struggling to breathe and with evident bruises on her head and face, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Monday.

The child, 3-year-old Hannah Wesche, was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Thursday after she had been at Partin's house, who was babysitting, according to WCPO.

Hannah's father, Jason Wesche, told WXIX-TV that doctors concluded the toddler was brain dead.

Court documents reveal that Partin admitted to shaking the girl.

Messages seeking comment were left for Partin's attorneys. Jones said she admitted to "striking" the girl.

The girl was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital before being transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Pictured, Butler County, Ohio toddler, Hannah Wesche.Lindsay Partin Butler County babysitter came recommended with ideal credentials. 'Cases like this rip your heart out.


Megan recalled what happened on the day Hannah sustained her injury, saying: 'She'd gotten dropped off, a couple minutes later, she's calling (Hannah's dad) Jason, hysterical, doesn't really know what's happening, they call 911.

"She fought it to be with us", said her grandmother, Kimberley Bayne.

Lindsay Partin in a photo from the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

At the hospital detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on the child's body.

"I mean, it's unimaginable". I can't begin to explain the feeling of losing a child at the hands of this....of just a violent act.

Partin pleaded not guilty to the felony charges and was released from jail on $30,000 cash bond Monday afternoon, ABC affiliate WWSB reported.

Offered the sheriff, 'Get background checks, talk to neighbors, friends and family members before letting anyone watch your children, know who you are leaving your babies with'.

Partin is expected to appear in court Monday for an arraignment.

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