Bath man charged with repeatedly beating infant son

Posted June 12, 2014, at 4 p.m.

BATH, Maine — A 24-year-old Bath man was arrested Thursday and charged with brutally beating his 8-week-old son earlier this year.

Brandon E. Ross was charged following his indictment by a Sagadahoc County grand jury on six counts of felony aggravated assault, three counts of felony assault and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Bath Police Lt. Robert Savary.

Savary declined to release any specifics of the child’s injuries other than to say that each charge is based on a separate incident.

Bath police were contacted on April 7 by the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate child abuse, according to Savary. The charges resulted from “a lengthy investigation,” Savary said in a release.

Ross was held on $25,000 cash bail at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. He is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on Aug. 5.

The child is in the custody of family members other than the parents, Savary said. No charges were filed against the boy’s mother.