Madison Man Charged with Assault in Death of 3-Year-Old Boy
MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Madison man in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy.
Police say 21-year-old Jacob Meinders faces two counts of aggravated assault on a child, along with alternate child abuse counts. He could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
It wasn't immediately clear if Meinders has an attorney, and a telephone listing for him could not be found.
The Daily Leader reports that police on Sept. 29 responded to a report of an unresponsive child at a Madison residence. The boy was reported to have fallen down a flight of stairs. He was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he later died.
Police Chief Justin Meyer says the investigation is ongoing and authorities expect to file additional charges.
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