Man, 21, charged with 2 felony sodomy counts
Joyce L. Miller
A Miller County man is in custody for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting a five-month-old infant.
Aaron Michael Fisher, 21, of Brumley, was taken into custody by the Osage Beach Police Department on Oct. 28 after the infant was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.
Fisher was arrested at the hospital, then turned over to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department. He is being held in Miller County without bond.
Fisher is charged with two counts of felony sodomy.
According to court documents, the infant had signs of “apparent physical and sexual child abuse.”
The infant, identified only by initials and gender in the court documents, was later transferred to the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery. The infant was bleeding internally, had sustained a head injury and had several broken bones. There was evidence of sexual abuse listed in the documents.
The infant remains hospitalized in critical condition. Fisher and the child’s mother had been living in Brumley. Fisher had just recently moved to Missouri from Michigan.
In a statement given to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 29, Fisher admitted that while the infant had been in his care, he had “watched some pornographic media.” He then described in detail what he had done to the infant.
The documents did not state whether Fisher was home alone with the infant when the alleged abuse took place.
According to the documents, Fisher’s mother recently fled to another state after she was assaulted by her son.
The infant and a 2-year-old sibling have been placed in emergency protective care of the 26th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Services. The Miller County office of the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division, along with the juvenile office and sheriff’s department are involved in the ongoing investigation.