SPRINGWATER – The man who is facing felony charges for critically injuring a baby is on probation for having sex with a minor.
Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies, on Wednesday. He is now also charged with a misdemeanor Violation of Probation for a 2016 Endangering the Welfare of a Child conviction.
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The conviction was for having sex with a 17-year-old.
The Violation of Probation charge means that Sackett is currently held at the Livingston County Jail without bail.
In the assault case, investigators allege that Sackett broke multiple ribs and fractured the skull of his 22-month-old child. The child is at Strong Hospital.
The arrest and investigation into child abuse were handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Criminal Investigations Division.
The case is being prosecuted by Livingston County Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill.
Caseworkers with Child Protective Services at the Livingston County Department of Social Services did assist with the investigation and continue to remain active in the case.
Sackett was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
On Feb. 15, in Springwater Town Justice Donald Haywood arraigned Sackett and went along with the recommendation of the District Attorney’s Office to order him held at the Livingston County Jail on $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 bond.
However, he is held without bail on the Violation of Probation.