Glen Burnie Man Awaits Sentencing Following Guilty Plea of Second Degree Child Abuse; Admitted to Injuring Girlfriend's Two-Year Old Child

A 37 year old Glen Burnie man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to abusing his girlfriend's two year old son. 

On February 25, 2019, Anne Arundel County Police responded to the pediatric unit at Baltimore Washington Medical Center for a complaint of physical child abuse, according to court documents obtained by Report Annapolis. 

Upon arrival, a two year old boy was observed with an injury to his left eye, in addition to swelling and bruising to the left side of his face. The child was also observed with what appeared to be an imprint of hand/fingers along the left side of his face. 

Officers wrote in charging documents that the child had petechia, a condition that can be caused by blunt force trauma. 

The child's mother reportedly told the responding officers that her live-in boyfriend had caused the child's injuries. 

The boyfriend was later identified as Brannon Moore, of Freetown Road in Glen Burnie. 

During an interview with police, Moore admitted to causing the child's injuries by striking him across the face "while discipling him." Moore was subsequently charged with several offenses, including: second degree child abuse, first degree assault and reckless endangerment. 

Electronic court documents indicate that Moore pled guilty to second degree child abuse during a court appearance on July 25, 2019 before Circuit Court Judge Mark Walter Crooks.

According to Maryland sentencing guidelines, second degree child abuse is a class 4 felony which carrries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: A sentencing hearing was scheduled for yesterday, January 13, according to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. However, it was not immediately clear what the results of that hearing was. This article will be updated with the details of sentencing in this case when it is made available.