September 22, 2014

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Lorain father accused of child abuse

Kyle Dalton

Kyle Dalton

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of beating his three children.

Kyle Dalton, 26, faces an endangering children charge and three counts of domestic violence after his arrest Monday. Mark Dalton Sr., Dalton’s father, said he left his son with the three children in their home in the 900 block of West Eighth Street about 8 a.m. and returned about 10:30 a.m., according to police Officer Efrain Torres’ report.

The elder Dalton said when he returned, his son was yelling at his two grandsons, a 1-year-old and 2-year-old. Kyle Dalton then went to bed.

“He said his son works night shifts and was highly agitated,” Sgt. Marty Carreon said in a Tuesday interview.

Mark Dalton said lighting in his home is bad and he initially thought that the boys had chocolate around their mouths, but it turned out to be blood. Mark Dalton said when he picked up his 8-month-old granddaughter from her crib, he noticed bruises on her forehead and a ring around her left eye as if she had been struck.

Carreon said the children were taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center and the girl was later transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Carreon said the girl had a bloody nose and bruises on her forehead and the side of her head.

The 1-year-old had blood on his mouth and a loose tooth. Carreon, who joined the Police Department in 1992, said the injuries were among the worst cases of alleged child abuse he has seen.

Dalton was being held at the Lorain County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond Tuesday night. He is due back in Lorain Municipal Court on March 19.

Contact Evan Goodenow at 329-7129 or egoodenow@chroniclet.com.


  • 2muchgovernment

    Scum! Hope he is beat to a pulp while in jail!

  • Joe E. Norris

    Please give me 1Round with this guy in an MMA Cage. Bet he never looks at or touches another Child again!!!!!

    • Bob Sweatt

      Can I join you?? PLEASE!!!

      • ekwaykway

        Me too! I’d like to beat this scrawny punk to within an inch of his life!

    • stillsleepyeyes

      As so everyone gets a turn……………the public stoning will be held Saturday…………high noon……………….food and beer venders will be on site for this all day event…………………

      • Bob Sweatt

        Will there be t-shirts for sale too??

        • stillsleepyeyes

          Why yes and balloons for the children too!!!!!

    • Guest

      As a father I can think of no worse punishment than to lose my children
      and never being allowed to visit them until they are adults.

      Beating the father up is a continuation of violence not a real help here, the children are the ones to be concerned with.

      Both
      the mother and father need to be removed from tax payer public
      assistance programs now and forever including any social security
      benefits. In addition it would be correct to surgically make them unable
      to ever procreate again.

      Can the grandfather take care of the
      children emotionally, physically and financially?? If not then they
      need to be placed with family members who can provide for them.

      Condemn the parents legally and protect the children.

  • Bob Sweatt

    Just give me 5 minutes with him. I just want to kick the smirk off his face.

    He is smirking because he knows the justice systems is a joke and he won’t do any time behind bars for this.

    • HankKwah

      Probably knows he can get Burge as his judge.

      • Bob Sweatt

        That’s what I was thinking.

  • FoodForThought63

    This is where a castration sentence should come in. But the bleeding hearts of this country will never allow that. I mean, it would be cruel and unusual-heaven forbid. They’d rather have him continue to sow his seeds and produce children who will be subject to far more cruel and unusual punishment.

    • HankKwah

      The bleeding hearts of this country care more about convicted felons with a death sentence than they do about unborn children. That’s when you know this nation is in a bad spot.

  • Jennifer Williams

    Where is the children’s mother?? Did he beat her too??

  • Sherrice Sheppard

    It’s a good thing Mark Dalton, Sr. did the right thing and took those children to the hospital and the police were called. Where is the mother? I’m sure this isn’t the first time these kids have been beat. She needs to be held accountable as well.

  • Guest

    I know this moron personaly and quite honestly the mother lets him get away with anything and loves to live off government welfare after having three kids with my brother she goes and has three with this drunk drughead that I thought was my friend at one time just to collect government cash because there to lazy to work more then one day a week what a bunch of bums and child beaters she hits my nephews with wooden spoons and spatulas on the back of the hands just surprised lpd doing something now after about 20 reported cases about my niece and nephews done had lice everytime they go over there for the last two years and been beat on multiple times but children services wouldn’t do anything and neither would the cops

    • ekwaykway

      Why didn’t YOU do something about it!

      • guest 1234

        because i have common sense im not wasting my life over someone stupid and stooping to there level to solve problems

        • ekwaykway

          Even though your niece and nephews were beaten? Are you insane? You choose to sit back and do nothing? How is stooping to their level a reason to allow child abuse?

          • LugNutt

            Agreed, these kids obviously had nobody else in their corner! Anyone else who witnessed this and didn’t help are just as guilty. Only grandpa stood up for them!

    • ExVaultDweller

      Wonder why Children Services didn’t do anything…

      • guest 1234

        because no offense to women but ohio os a women first state same reason if you get a divorce the women gets the kids

        • ExVaultDweller

          Actually, it is Lorain and Cleveland that are the most ‘Progressive’ cities in the State of Ohio. The demographics show that Lorain and Cleveland were the cities that pushed the Fascist into office. The governor is a Conservative Republican. Cleveland was one of the most dangerous cities to live in in 2013. Statewide, I have to differ with your opinion but as far as Lorain and Cleveland, they are definitely Pro-Woman.

    • FACTS

      Wow the job part fits you to a T

  • Court Brown

    Hes girlfriend Amanda Starcher knew about it the whole time and did nothing about it. He beat up on her oldest 3 children and she and everyone in the house lied to the cops and children services….

  • Anna West

    see and this is why people let their kids run rampant act like fools and won’t discipline their kids and then you got these extreme wackos getting normal disciplinary spanking over twisted as abuse because disgusting POS psychos like this do this to children for one why did this man procreate kids back to back like this and where the hell is the mother…… thank God for their grandfather but people like this need to lose custody of their kids asap and get mandatory sterilization. and $25,000 bond is crap he shouldn’t even have one…….I’m sick of people like this getting bonds!!!

  • Cousin

    Court Brown- You don’t know what your talking about, this has nothing to do with Amanda she was at work she did not lie to anyone about anything. She is my family and he can rot in Jail or get whatever’s coming to him as far as my family is concerned. We are in Florida and doing the best we can to get them safely away.

    • bdid.d

      Six kids and she honestly never saw him act like this? Even if she was at work during this incident…. He never showed signs of violence? He didn’t really care if his own father found out, so forgive me if it’s a little hard to believe…

      • LugNutt

        I’m sure she has witnessed it. Poor kids, probably looked to her for help.

    • LugNutt

      Nothing to do with her? These aren’t her children?

      • Guest

        no there her children and shes an abuser too just ohio has a women first law no offense

        • LugNutt

          Well ,the woman used to be considered the best choice for their children, sadly it’s no longer the case. Perhaps these kids need to be far away from all family for a real chance.( Don’t get me wrong, Grandpa is a hero here, but their parents having access to them will probably not be in their best interest.) Abusers unfortunately come in all forms. Sad for the kids! Hope they recover and don’t grow to repeat the patterns of abuse shown to them by their so called parents.

    • Guest

      may be she was at work but she also abused the kids with wooden spoons belts and spatula maybe one day you can ask the children them self you nor court brown need to be in this and mind your own business

      • golfingirl

        A very dysfunctional family, and this would include you!!

      • FACTS

        I believe u do! Someone thats what now…… 24 or 25 lives with his mom. No job and acts as a kid. Hide behind your walls and keep ur drama out of this. Come run ur mouth here oh u wont cuz ive came to ur house!! Every poster do not believe this guy. I know him personally and he twists every story. These same kids are his neice and nephews and he would want something in return to watch them. Even tho he stays home free while us tax payers pay for him. Ur nose shouldt be here my wife picked the lice out their hair went to court tohelp ur brother get custody. (YEs theman deserves it does everything for those kids) and when asked u through a fit like a 10 year old. Ur nothing but a person that talks behind a computer and tries to seem like u do something for these kids. But u never do

    • FACTS

      I been friends with them for years (until THEY tore a family apart) and yes court knew who they are. She cleaned the lice out their hair. So you being in florida helps you know them better. Amanda knew what was going on and cort went to court trying to tell the judge what she knew but they would not listen. So before u try and stick up for amanda, get your facts first. She just as guilty….

  • ExVaultDweller

    What is this world coming to!

  • Bill

    Kudos to the grandfather for stepping up and doing the right thing. Doesn’t seem like it’s that big of a deal to do this but there are far too many people who wouldn’t.