Former MA Resident Faces Child Abuse Charges

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Attleboro District Court’s James H. Sullivan Courthouse

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA  –  A 36-year-old former local man is awaiting arraignment today on charges he allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter in 2013.

Sean Sherrick faces two child abuse charges in Attleboro District Court.

He was summoned to court in April 2013 but failed to appear for his arraignment.  He has been wanted since that time on a default warrant and his whereabouts since then were not known, according to police.

He was recently arrested in Rhode Island and was held on fugitive charges before being brought to the North Attleboro police station and court this morning.

At the time of the alleged assault in February 2013, Sherrick was the mother’s boyfriend.  The pair is no longer together and Sherrick is not the child’s biological father, according to police.

The mother told police she left her daughter with Sherrick at their North Attleboro apartment to pick up her paycheck at work in Norton.  She returned and later found bruises on her baby’s face. She took the baby to the pediatrician and the baby was later taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, according to police.

Police were notified at the time by the state department of Children and Families.