November 27, 2014


Man awaits sentence in child abuse case

Christian Vanmeter

Christian Vanmeter

MEDINA — A 20-year-old Elyria man faces up to eight years in prison after being convicted of abusing and neglecting his infant child.

Christian A. Vanmeter pleaded guilty last week to a charge of second-degree felonious assault. An additional charge of child endangering, a third-degree felony, was dropped in exchange for his plea.

Vanmeter, who is represented by Akron attorney Cara Ford, had been scheduled for trial Dec. 2.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier will sentence Vanmeter on Jan. 6.

Vanmeter assaulted his 3½-month-old child in late June, according to county sheriff’s deputies.

An investigation began after a hospital reported the child’s injuries as suspicious in early July. The child was a patient at that time.

Vanmeter awaits his sentencing hearing free on a signature bond. As part of his bond, he’s required to submit to regular drug testing.


  • donmega

    Why would you have a kid by this goofy looking nut-wow.

    • Zen Grouch

      How could any woman in her right mind say no to his sexy eyebrows and those sultry bedroom eyes?

      …and his lips are kind of ‘purty’ too.

  • Kim

    These A-holes who abuse children are cowards!
    Why don’t they pick on someone who can defend themselves!

  • Bill

    I’m trying to figure out why this scum is allowed out walking our streets. A signature bond and he is facing up to eight years for assaulting and abusing his 3 1/2 month old child.
    This sickens me and is a continuous reminder of how screwed up our justice system is.