McHenry County man charged with child abuse

TOWNER, N.D. - A McHenry County man faces a charge of child abuse after a child told investigators they were thrown into a bathtub.

Thirty-year-old Jacob Stiles is in custody in the Heart of America Correctional Center in Rugby.

According to court records, a McHenry County Social Service worker received a call from Stiles on April 29, saying he had “lost control.”

On April 30, deputies and social service observed photos of the child that showed what appeared to be a swollen right jaw and bruises and markings on the right side of the child’s face.

The child had a hard time speaking and moving their mouth, and told school administrators that Stiles threw them into the tub.

Investigators say it’s the fourteenth report of suspected child abuse or neglect received for the home dating back to last September.