Deputies arrest second woman after Batavia child suffers severe head injuries

BATAVIA, Ohio - Another woman is facing charges in connection with an incident involving a 14-month-old child.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said 19-year-old Alexsis Sexton was arrested Friday.

Rodenberg said Sexton was involved in an incident at an apartment home in Batavia that resulted in a child suffering severe head injuries.

The sheriff said Sexton was identified as the person responsible for the injuries to the child.

Sexton was charged with two counts of child endangering. She is due in Clermont County Municipal Court for a bond hearing Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The child's mother, 19-year-old Victoria Gans, was arrested earlier in the week.

Deputies said Gans told them that she had left her son with two "adult associates" for about four hours.

Investigators said Gans was arrested after they determined that her story wasn't consistent with the injuries the boy suffered.

Rodenberg said the investigation will be presented to the Clermont County Grand Jury for consideration.

The child's family told 9 On Your Side that the child, Noah, was still recovering at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital. Family members said Noah suffered a skull fracture.

Noah's father, Andrew Philhower, said he was receiving regular updates on his son's condition and that the boy was under protective custody.

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