A 22-year-old Hastings man is charged with brutally assaulting a baby girl he was babysitting, news sources reported.
Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth is charged with first degree assault in the alleged beating of the 11-month-old, reported KARE 11.
A Hastings woman contacted police March 16 reporting that Wiltermuch had offered to take care of her child overnight and returned the child with numerous injuries, reported Pierce County Herald.
Court reords show an examination at a hospital indicated a fractured bone, some fluid on the brain, many bruises and blisters, reported Pierce County Herald.
If found guilty Steven Wiltermuth could serve up to 20 years in prison, reported KARE 11.