According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Utica man has been arrested for assaulting a 3 year old child.

The investigation began on September 12, 2021, when members of the Child Advocacy Center were notified that a 3 year old female child had been brought to St. Luke’s Hospital with a broken femur in her right leg and was in surgery. The case was assigned to Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation revealed that Desmond Anthony, age 35, had been flipping the child in the air during the early morning of September 12th, and was allowing the child to land uncontrollably on furniture. Anthony’s reckless actions caused the injury to the child.

On September 20, 2021, Investigator Chrysler, and Utica Police Investigator Titus Ciccone, arrested Anthony at the Utica Police Department after he turned himself in.

Anthony was charged with one count of Assault Third Degree, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Anthony was processed at the Utica Police Department and arraigned at Utica City Court. At arraignment, he was released on his own recognizance. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the child.