"WORST" CASE OF CHILD ABUSE - Adam Parsons Arrested For Alleged Wounding Of Children

An arrest has been made in what one official said is the worst case of child abuse they have seen in Calhoun County.

A six-year-old Mt. Zion Ridge boy was the victim of what authorities called "serious wounding and abuse." The boy's twin four-year-old brothers were also abused.

The six-year-old was allegedly struck on the head numerous times by a broom and knife handle, causing multiple wounds. His head was reportedly swollen, his eyes swollen shut. The four-year-old twins had some injuries to the head, but not as serious.

A 24-year-old Grantsville man, identified as a relative of the youth, was reportedly left in charge while the father was away and their mother was at work.

State Police arrested Adam Parsons (pictured left) on three counts of malicious wounding and three counts of child abuse with serious injury. He is being held in Central Regional Jail on $90,000 bond.

The Calhoun Sheriff's Department investigated the incident on November 22nd, after the children were taken to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center for treatment. Charges were filed last Saturday by Cpl. Doug Starcher of the State Police.

A family spokesperson said the children are "recovering well."