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Posted on: June 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Father who Beat Infant Twins will Face Charges in Lancaster County Court

Joshua B. Whisler

A Salisbury Township man’s case is now in Lancaster County Court, regarding abuse of two infant twin girls.

Joshua B. Whisler is charged with aggravated assault of children for beatings in March that caused injuries to the then-3-month-old girls, including a brain injury, broken ribs and a broken leg.

Whisler “admitted to losing his temper with the two babies” when the abuse happened at a home in the 5400 block of Schlack Drive.

Whisler, 23, recently waived a preliminary hearing in Intercourse on the charges. In turn, District Judge Raymond Sheller ordered Whisler face the charges in county court, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno, lead prosecutor.

Whisler is at Lancaster County Prison on $2 million bail.

The infant girls are now in the care of their mother.

On March 18, staff at Children’s Hospital at Philadelphia contacted state police about one of the girls who had sustained a brain hemorrhage and broken ribs. The child was seizing when admitted to the hospital.

A day later, the other twin was admitted at the hospital for a broken left leg.

Whisler told police that he was caring for the girls when they were injured. The girls’ mother was at work.

Whisler told police he abused the girls, including slamming them both on a changing table.

State police Trooper Todd McCurdy filed charges.

Whisler is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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