Parents charged in Gloversville child bite case

Monday, January 13, 2014
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Heather Sartin, left, and Zackary Bevers.
Heather Sartin, left, and Zackary Bevers.

— Police believe a child was only two weeks old when it suffered a human bite to the face.

It is uncertain who bit the child, but police charged the infant's parents with child endangerment on Jan. 9 following a 10-month investigation, according to a release from the Gloversville Police Department.

Zackary Bevers, 20, of 490 VanAntwerp Rd., Johnstown, and Heather Sartin, 22, of 125 Division St., Gloversville, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Police launched a probe Feb. 20 after a tip to Child Protective Services in Fulton County reporting the month-old child had a bite mark on the right cheek, police said in the release.

Dental impressions sent to the State Police Forensic Investigation Center produced "inconclusive" results but police said an examination determined the bite took place two weeks before the tip came in.

Police contend Bevers and Sartin endangered the child by not seeking medical attention, notifying authorities nor trying to identify the source of the bite mark.

The child's wounds have healed completely, police said in the release.

Bevers and Sartin were issued appearance tickets.

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