MILWAUKEE - A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday morning
in a shocking case of child abuse in Milwaukee. A father faces
accusations of breaking the legs of all three of his infant triplet
The criminal complaint says that back in April, a doctor at Children's
Hospital in Wauwatosa treated all three of Stephen Sommer's
The doctor told Milwaukee Police that all three had broken legs. One of
them had broken bones in her ankle and her groin area. Another had an
According to the complaint, Sommer told police that when he would change
his infant girls' diapers, he would take their legs, bend them back,
and sometimes twist them.
He said that when he did this, his baby girls would cry so much, they'd lose their voice while their faces turned red.
Sommer admitted in the complaint to an anger management problem.
The complaint said that the abuse happened between March and April in Sommer's mother's house near 19th and Mitchell.
Sommer, who is 38, faces three counts of child abuse and three more counts of child neglect.
If he is convicted on all six charges, Sommer would face up to 138 years in prison.
What. A. Monster.
who could hurt a child like that? let alone THREE babies. and infant's bones are....really hard to break considering how soft they are at that stage. My heart breaks for those babies.
There is one one bright side to this article: The girls are 3 months old. They have been saved from this monster. And it didn't take long. Their lives were probably saved by the system working so quickly.
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