A JUDGE branded a Bridlington man “a danger to children” as he jailed him for five years for battering the babies of two of his former girlfriends.
As a result, two social workers have been dismissed and a serious case review will be published shortly by the East Riding Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Adam Hewitt, 25, battered, shook and squeezed the two babies, leaving one in a coma and the other in hospital. Both have been removed from their mothers’ care.
Sentencing at Hull Crown Court today Judge Jeremy Baker QC told Hewitt: “I am satisfied you pose a significant risk to children in the future.
“You have demonstrated a low tolerance level of young children. On both these occasions you lost your temper and caused serious injury. You caused serious harm to vulnerable children.”
He jailed him for a total of five years for two charges of causing grievous bodily harm - two years for the assault on the first child and three years on the second, to run consecutively.
In court the family of the two mothers’ reacted with fury at the sentence shouting at Hewitt who sat stone-faced in the dock.
One shouted: “I hope you rot in hell you b*****. You are evil. Die!” Both mothers’ ran weeping from court shouting in frustration, and hugging family members.
Hewitt almost escaped justice twice after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the entire case fearing insufficient evidence. But after being brought to court three years after the last attack, Hewitt was finally found guilty by a jury at Hull Crown Court on Friday January 27 after a 10 day trial.
Read next Thursday’s Free Press for a full report.