Who Beat Up Baby Jesse? Cops Investigate Shocking Indianapolis Daycare Abuse

May 01, 2018
By: Mike McPadden

Google Earth/screenshot

Google Earth/screenshot

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — An Indianapolis mom is furious over the beating her one-year-old son endured at his daycare center. As the boy is being treated in a hospital, police are investigating, demanding to know what happened and who did it.

Tiffany Griffin said she heard her son Jesse screaming yesterday as she approached to pick him up from the Kiddie Garden daycare facility. Both Jesse and his older brother have regularly attended the center.

Someone from Kiddie Garden had called Griffin at work to report that Jesse had been injured. When Griffin arrived, she was horrified to see that the baby suffered severe cuts and bruises to his face, as well as two hugely swollen lips.

Baby Jesse is presently being treated and examined at a nearby hospital, his mom said.

Griffin admitted to police that, in shock and anger, she punched a 22-year-old Kiddie Garden employee. That worker, however, claims a two-year-old classmate physically attacked baby Jesse. The initial investigation report lists the employee as a suspect.

Tiffany Griffith says her boys will absolutely not return to Kiddie Garden, and she doesn’t know if she’ll ever again feel comfortable leaving her children is someone else’s care. She told a reporter:

“Now I’ve gotta be a stay-at-home mom and not do the thing I want to do to advance in life — to give them the best in order to make sure they’re taken care of and not neglected.”

Haben Ghebremichael, who owns Kiddie Garden, said that the employee in charge of Jesse at the time of the incident has been fired.

Ghebremichael also maintains the claim that a two-year-old girl beat up Jesse and says that, while that other toddler has acted out in the past, “the extent of the injuries just blows our minds.”

No charges have yet been filed. The investigation continues.

Watch Now:

Read more: WXIN, Crime Watch Daily, WTOP

Next Up

The Children Of God: 5 Disturbing Facts About The Pro-Pedophilia Sex Cult

The sect still exists online and reportedly has 1,500 members in 80 countries.

True Crime News Roundup: Teacher Granted Early Retirement After He’s Caught Striking Student In Head

Plus: Man who violated protection order shot dead; Marilyn Manson files defamation lawsuit against ex; ex-UFC champ accused of attempted murder; and father kills his three daughters, himself in murder-suicide.

Mother Who Claimed 7-Year-Old Daughter Was Sick Sentenced To Prison After Girl Dies

“This is a despicable crime,” prosecutor says of Kelly Renee Turner approving “surgery after surgery” for the child.

Ex-Policeman Who Became Crisis Worker Accused Of Raping Runaway Teen

Edward Cann could face up to life in prison if convicted of the numerous charges against him.

'I Was Definitely Brainwashed': Onision's Youngest Alleged Victim Speaks Out

Sarah alleges years of grooming, inappropriate sexual behavior and abuse at the hands of the YouTuber, beginning when she was just 14 years old.

U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted Found Dead In South Carolina

Frederick McLean was on the U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted since 2006. Investigators said McLean lived in Poughkeepsie, NY and Anderson, SC. He used a number of alises over the years and investigators are concerned other victims are still out there.

True Crime News Roundup: Prince Andrew Stripped Of Military Titles After Judge Allows Sex Abuse Case To Proceed

Plus: A Chicago mother is arrested in connection to the murder of her 6-year-old son; the convicted killer Robert Durst dies at age 78; Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ sentencing date is set; and an LGBTQ+ rights movement hero is found dead in a Florida landfill.

Polygamist Cult Leader Who Has More Than 20 Wives Allegedly Married His Own Daughter

Samuel Rappylee Bateman, who was arrested in September 2022 on federal charges, is accused of child abuse and child sex trafficking.