By Jacob Mathias
A Plover man faces up to 12 years imprisonment after being charged with two counts of child abuse.
Christopher Dalsky, 46, of Plover, has been charged with two counts of child abuse with intention to cause harm, a felony with a maximum sentence for each charge of up to a $10,000 fine, or six years imprisonment, or both if convicted.
Dalsky made his initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on May 2.
According to court documents, on Plover police were contacted in Jan. by a Child Protective Services worker concerning accusations that Dalsky had been physically abusing a 12-year-old family member on multiple occasions.
The victim was initially reluctant to speak to investigators, according to the complaint, but eventually revealed that on two separate occasions in December, 2015 he was physically attacked by Dalsky. On one such occasion, the victim said he’d had a bad day at school and was trying to leave the house as he was scared of the defendant. Dalsky refused to let the victim leave and allegedly picked the victim up by the throat and then dropped him on the ground, according to the complaint.
The defendant then reportedly began kicking the victim in his back, stomach, arms and legs which caused him pain. The victim’s siblings were present during the incident, according to the complaint.
Later that same week, Dalsky allegedly caused the child to land on the wooden frame of a couch with such force, the child bruised his backbone. Dalsky was also reported to have thrown items at the victim on two occasions over the last year.
Dalsky returns to court on May 16 at 3:00 PM for a preliminary hearing.