CLEARFIELD – The case against an Osceola Mills man charged for assaulting his 3-week-old daughter was scheduled for motions court Tuesday.
Aaron Mills, 33, the baby’s father, and Stephanie McGuire, 23, the girl’s mother, were both charged by state police in March of 2017 after the girl was taken to a doctor for a severe diaper rash.
It was discovered that both of the girl’s legs were broken. She had abrasions on her face, a tear inside her mouth between her gums and nose along with a cracked rib, and tears in her rectum, according to information at the preliminary hearing.
Attorney Gary Knaresboro, who is representing Mills, filed a motion asking to cancel an evaluation that would establish whether or not Mills is a sexually violent predator. The motion was ruled moot Tuesday by Judge Paul E. Cherry because the evaluation has been finalized.
Mills is charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, assault, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, criminal conspiracy/endangering the welfare of children, possession of drug paraphernalia and recklessly endangering another person.
Mills had been scheduled to go to trial in December, but he signed a plea in November.
McGuire signed a plea agreement that was based on her cooperating with the prosecution of Mills and testifying at his trial.
She is reportedly pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of children, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She will serve no less than 10 years of probation or parole in addition to any jail time, District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. said previously.
When asked for more details on the Mills plea at the time the agreement was signed, Shaw would not comment.
Both Mills and McGuire, who remain incarcerated at the Clearfield County Jail, are scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26.
According to testimony at the hearing, when police executed a search warrant on the couple’s home and vehicle, they found a bag with blankets, several baby items and men’s clothing with blood stains.
When he spoke with police, Mills at first denied the baby had anything other than a diaper rash. Later he reportedly stated he might have used her feet to raise her up as he was changing her. This lifted the baby almost completely off the changing mat and may have injured the child.