Morrisdale Man Accused of Assaulting Toddler After “Accident” in Bathtub

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – A 23-year-old Morrisdale man has been accused of assaulting a toddler on Sunday night.

Ethan Sperling, 23, has been charged by Trooper Adam Cummings of the Clearfield-based state police with simple assault and harassment.

According to the incident report, Sperling was babysitting his girlfriend’s two-year-old. The toddler had an “accident” in the bathtub, Sperling pulled her out and allegedly struck her with an open hand.

State police say the toddler suffered “severe bruising and swelling” to her buttocks and the back of both legs.

Sperling has been incarcerated at the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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