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On September 21, 2009, Chaddrick Banks was charged with Jacksonville Aggravated Child Abuse. According to local media reports, “Chaddrick Banks had been watching the child Monday night when he called 911 and told a dispatcher the baby had ‘just stopped breathing.’ When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, police said doctors found the baby’s skull was fractured and there was bleeding in the brain.”

In Jacksonville, Florida, Aggravated Child Abuse is a first-degree felony. Florida Statute Section 827.03(2) states that Jacksonville “Aggravated child abuse” occurs when a person:

  1. Commits aggravated battery on a child;
  2. Willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully and unlawfully cages a child; or
  3. Knowingly or willfully abuses a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm,
  4. permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.
To speak with a Jacksonville Child Abuse Attorney, at (904) 685-1200.

In Jacksonville, Florida, Randall Piercy sits in the Duval County Jail awaiting his sentence for child abuse.  This Jacksonville resident recently pled guilty to the charge of aggravated child abuse, but he has been in the custody of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office since his arrest in 2006.  

Under Florida Law, Aggravated Child Abuse occurs when a person, among other things, willfully and unlawfully cages a child.  In Mr. Piercy’s case, he pled guilty to imprisoning his nine-year-old son, so he could be facing up to 30 years in prison. 
Mr. Piercy’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 15, 2008 at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida.  The sentencing hearing is a very important part of the case, and will decide how much time in jail this criminal defendant will face.  
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