New charges released in Hinesville baby abuse case

New charges released in Hinesville baby abuse case

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -A Liberty County mother is getting answers after she says her baby was abused by his babysitter.

The Liberty County District Attorney says Anthony Lyda, the boyfriend of Brooklyn Taylor, is now facing charges after four-month-old Holden was abused in their home back in February.

The baby suffered physical injuries and internal injuries, but Sara Clark, Holden’s mom, says she never got an answer as to what happened that night the two were babysitting Holden.

“We were healing from this and then once they told me they were pressing more charges and now on another person, it just opened the wounds back up," said Clark. "I don’t even know how to describe it. I’m mad all over again”

Lyda is facing charges of cruelty to children in the first degree and two counts of aggravated battery.

Clark says she is happy to know justice is being served for her baby, but she still wants to know what exactly happened that night.

“It’s difficult," said Clark. "He has nightmares in his sleep and I always have to wake him up and it’s just like are you dreaming about. Do you know what happened to you. I wish you could tell me”

Since that incident, baby Holden has been recovering and has even gained a little weight. He’s also hitting things and smiling from ear to ear.

“He’s doing really good," Clark said. "We find out at the end of the month around the 25th if we can start discussing the tube removal. The fluid has been draining very well.”

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