Baby Nearly Smothered With Baby Wipes; Mother and Boyfriend Charged

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State police are investigating a disturbing case out of Johnson County. Police tell 27NEWSFIRST a baby was nearly smothered after baby wipes were allegedly stuffed down it's throat.

Kentucky State Police say hospital officials extracted two baby wipes that were lodged in 8-month-old Braden Childres' throat. Police have arrested Jonathan Crum, 29, on first-degree criminal abuse. Crum is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Shauna Childers, who was also arrested on complicity of criminal abuse charges.

State police say Childers took the baby to the emergency room around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, on September 7th, complaining he was not breathing well.

Police say the hospital then notified state police about the incident, which started the criminal abuse investigation. Officials tell us the baby is in intensive care and listed in serious condition.

Both Childers and Crum are being held in the Johnson Co. Detention Center.


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  • by whatever Location: somewhere on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    the mom didn't keep the guy she hates him hopes he dies and wanted to kill him herself when she realized what he done to her baby
  • by Cinda Location: PIke County Kentucky on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    I think its a low down shame that an infant would get diaper wipes stuffed down its throat by anyone. A human being that does something like that doesnt deserve a piece of bread to eat. That is so terrible of a human being. I think the mother might have not known the guy would do such a thing. But finding out that he did do it and still remaining in a relationship with him is down right low. I dont have anything for such a low down person doing such a thing. Theres no excuse for that . So i think they should never give the baby back to the mother since she has to keep the guy. Whats with women dont they think they can get another man. It sounds like the mom might be scared she cant find another man. Well woman the baby couldnt help itself. You should love your child and protect it.
  • by Angry Location: Kentucky on Feb 12, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    It's always good to be your own best friend during times like these. :-D
  • by BEST FRIEND on Nov 18, 2007 at 03:04 PM
    SHAUNNA IS A GOOD MOTHER AND JOHN PLAYED REAL WELL TO GET INTO HER LIFE LET ME STRAIGHTEN THIS UP SHE MET HIM ON THE 4TH OF JULY SO SHE KNEW HIM 2 MONTHS BEFORE HE MOVED IN. NOT 3 DAYS LIKE PEOPLE ARE SAYING. SHE LIKED HIM HE WAS NICE TO HER AND LOVED THE KIDS. HE TRICKED HER I GUESS ANYONE WOULD THINK HE WAS A PERFECT FATHER FIGURE THE WAY HE WAS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH THE KIDS. HONESTLY ITS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ATTRACTED SHAUNNA TO HIM. SHE WAS DESPERATE TO FIND THE KIDS A DADDY. JOHN WOULD CHANGE DIAPERS, FIX BOTTLES, WASH DISHES, SWEEP CLEAN HOUSE, GET DOWN IN THE FLOOR AND PLAY WITH THE KIDS. JOHN WAS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH BRADY AND PACKING HIM AROUND. HE HAD THAT BABY SO SPOILED THAT IF JOHN WALKED BY AND DIDN'T PICK HIM UP HE WOULD CRY. SO HOW WAS SHAUNNA TO KNO JOHN SOMEONE WHO LOVED HER KIDS SO MUCH WOULD HURT THE BABY THAT HE WANTED TO ADOPT. YOU KNO WHAT THEY DIDN'T PRINT WAS SHAUNNA WAS STARVING HERSELF IN JAIL WORRIED SICK OVER HER SON. SHE LOVES HER KIDS AND NEEDS THEM BACK.
  • by BEST FRIEND on Nov 18, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    YEAH AS I WAS SAYING SHAUNNA IS A GREAT MOTHER. LIKE I SAID SHE GAVE UP HER DREAMS FOR HER DAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER BECAME HER DREAMS. SHAUNNA HAD SOME TYPE OF CANCER AND THOUGHT SHE COULDN'T HAVE ANY MORE KIDS. THEN FOUR YEARS AFTER HAVING HER DAUGHTER SHE FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH LIL BRADY. SHE WAS TICKLED SHE ALWAYS WANTED A LIL BOY ALREADY HAD A NAME PICKED OUT AND SHE KNEW FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS A BOY. SHE INVOLVED HER DAUGHTER WITH THE PREGNANCY SINCE YET AGAIN ANOTHER FATHER FAILED TO STICK AROUND. SHAUNNA WAS THRILLED WHEN LABOR WAS INDUCED AND SHE WOULD SOON MEET LIL BRADY. SHE TREASURED HIM KEPT HIM WITH HER ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE SHE WENT. SHE CALLED HIM LIL NICKNAMES LIKE DA BUBBA BOY AND BRADY BOY BUT MY FAVORITE WAS WHEN SHE CALLED HIM LIL MAN. SHE SPOILED THAT BABY WITH ATTENTION AND LOVE SHE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY BUT SHE HAD LOTS OF LOVE AND ATTENTION FOR HER BABIES. SHE SAID MANY TIMES SHE COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT HER BABIES. GUESS I'LL HAVE TO MAKE 3..
  • by best friend on Nov 18, 2007 at 02:36 PM
    LOOK I KNOW SHAUNNA PERSONALLY WERE BEST FRIENDS. I KNO SHE IS INNOCENT. LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT HER SHAUNNA IS A GOOD LOVING MOTHER WHO WOULD GIVE HER LIFE FOR HER KIDS, AND PRETTY MUCH HAS SHE HAS ONLY DATED A HANDFUL OF MEN IN THE LAST 6 YEARS SINCE SHE GOT PREGNANT WITH HER DAUGHTER. THE FATHER WANTED NOTHING TO SO WITH WHEN SHE TOLD HIM SHE CHOSE TO KEEP THE BABY AND WENT TO COLLEGE AS SHE PLANNED. SHAUNNA HAD PLANNED TO GO TO MOOREHEAD OR MARSHALL AND MARCH WITH THE BAND AS SHE DID IN HIGHSCHOOL. SHE GAVE UP THOSE DREAMS AND STAYED HOME GOING TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR HER BABY WHO WAS HER WORLD. SHAUNNA FELT GUILTY FOR LEAVING HER DAUGHTER AND GOING TO CLASS. BUT SHE IS 15 CREDIT HOURS FROM HAVING ASSOCIATES ACCOUNTING DEGREE AND AN ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT DEGREE NOT TO MENTION THE VARIOUS CERTIFICATES SHE HAS ALREADY EARNED. 5 THAT I KNO OF ATLEAST... KNO I'VE TOLD YOU HOW INTELLIGENT SHE IS I'LL START A NEW BOX AND TELL YOU WHAT A GOOD MOTHER SHE IS....
  • by ANNONYMOUS Location: JOHNSON on Sep 20, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    WELL, I READ THESE ALL AND YEAH THE SYSTEM SUCKS, AND YEAH INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY BUT MY OPINION THE MOTHER IS GUILTY ALSO IF SHE LOVES IT SO MUCH WHERE WAS ITS SAFE ENVIRONMENT I MEAN SAFETY IS PART OF A PARENT ROLE RIGHT? THE ONES THAT KNOW HER ON HERE AND SAYING GOOD THINGS ARE PROBABLY JUST LIKE HER. ON THEIR (edited) DRAWING WELFARE AND PUSHING OUT BABIES AND LET THE STATE TAKE CARE OF THEM, THESE PEOPLE ARE SCUM BAGS. DISGRACE TO SOCIETY. AND US WORKING PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR THIS IDIOT OF A MOTHER TO SIT ON HER ASSS AND PARTY AND ABUSE INNOCENT CHILDREN. COMMMON OPEN YOUR EYES SHE IS JUST AS GUILTY OR GUILTIER......... THERE IS PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT PRAY, PAY, AND CRY FOR A CHILD LIKE LITTLE BRADEN, CUTE , SWEET AND INNOCENT, THATS WHO NEEDS HIM NOT SHAUNNA.
  • by vermilk Location: Hazard on Sep 19, 2007 at 06:21 PM
    These people need to be dealt with severely by our judicial system! -- (edited)
  • by Ashley Location: Burton,MI on Sep 18, 2007 at 05:41 AM
    I think that this is rediculous and disgusting. I'm glad that these people are in jail and they no longer are harming innocent children. What they did to this 8-month old baby was sick!
  • by Mia Location: Corbin, KY on Sep 17, 2007 at 05:41 AM
    I'm glad they're both in jail. Now they can't cause further harm to those kids. Anyone read the "exclusive interview?" She's had "problems" with CPS in the past. Doesn't sound like such a good mom to me. And the boyfriend has charges of threatening to kill someone else's kid. Hmmm, not so innocent any more, are they?

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