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Posted on: December 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Police: Denver Man Caused 6-Year-old Girl’s Brain Injury in October Beating

A Denver man is charged with causing a 6-year-old girl’s brain bleed, and other injuries, in an October beating at the child’s home.

Anthony R. Dickersheid beat the girl – his girlfriend’s daughter – Oct. 14 inside a School Court home, when he had sole custody of her, according to police.

East Cocalico police Detective Keith Neff filed charges this week of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and endangering a child.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno approved the filing of charges, which Dickersheid was arraigned on Tuesday. District Judge Nancy Hamill set bail then at $50,000, which hasn’t been posted.

The girl, who is home recovering, sustained a bleeding of the brain and other injuries, according to doctors who treated her at Hershey Medical Center. The doctors opined the injuries weren’t self-inflicted or caused by an accident.

The girl told investigators Dickersheid threw her off a bed onto a floor.

Dickersheid hasn’t admitted to beating the girl. However, he confirmed to police that he had sole custody of the child when the injuries were inflicted.

The child’s mother told police the girl wasn’t hurt before she left for work on the night of Oct. 14.

Dickersheid is presumed innocent.

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