Assault and Battery on a Child: Dismissed.
A young boy repeatedly presented to school with bruising about his body. The school notified the Department and Child and Family Services (DCFS) who took custody of the boy and brought him to a pediatrician to be examined. The examination revealed that the boy had extensive bruising and swelling throughout his body, including his genitals. DCFS notified the police and both agencies conducted a joint investigation. In the interim, the young boy was temporarily removed from his mother’s custody. During an interview with the boy’s mother, she implicated her boyfriend as physically abusing the child. As a result, the boyfriend was charged with Assault and Battery on a Child with Injury Resulting. On the morning of trial, Attorney Calcagni successfully argued for dismissal of this case and its charge due to lack of evidence. The Court granted this motion and dismissed the case.