A 22-year-old mother from Colerain Township was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she admitted to assaulting her 4-week-old infant son last month, according to court records.

Peek Gaddis faces a second-degree felonious assault charge following her arrest at the Hamilton County Justice Center Wednesday afternoon.


Police investigators said that Gaddis punched her infant son several times with a closed fist on May 10, according to a sworn court affidavit.

“Children are precious gifts God gives to us,” Judge Ted Berry told Gaddis in court Thursday morning.

Gaddis’ attorney said the infant son and two other children have been placed in Foster care.