CARTHAGE, NY (WWTI) – Two Jefferson County parents have been arrested in connection with a child abuse investigation.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Noah Riewaldt, 21, and Kaysie Riewaldt, 22, have been charged after their nine-month-old baby was found severely burned.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on November 27, 2021, an investigation was opened into a third-party complaint in a child abuse case on Potter Street in the Village of West Carthage. The Agency and the West Carthage Police Department discovered that the child had suffered severe burns to a significant part of his body.
Due to the severity of the injuries, the infant was transferred to Upstate University Hospital where he was treated by medical staff and pediatric intensive care unit burn specialists.
The sheriff’s office said further investigation found the injuries were not accidental, as initially claimed by the parents, and the two did not seek medical attention for the burns.
Subsequently, Noah Riewaldt was charged with second-degree assault, a D-Felony; First Degree Reckless Endangerment, a D-Felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, an A.
Kaysie Riewaldt was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a D-Felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, an A.
Both parents were arraigned in Jefferson County CAP Court. Noah Riewaldt was remanded to Jefferson County Jail on $25,000 cash bond or $50,000 bond. Kaysie Riewaldt was released before trial and ordered to report for probation.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation into the matter is currently underway and further charges may be laid.