August 29, 2012

Victoria Manning Was Silent While Her Boyfriend Beat And Burned Her Toddler Son For Months

York, PA (The Weekly Vice) - Victoria Manning, 29, and her boyfriend Darren Leber, 33, were charged last week after they allegedly beat and burned Manning's 3-year-old son over a period of several months.

According to police, officers were dispatched last week when Manning brought her 3-year-old son to York hospital and the boy was found to be suffering from numerous injuries and a severe infection to a burn on the arch of his foot.

Investigators say the boy was covered "from head to toe" with bruises including heavy bruising to his genital area. The boy also suffered from a hemorrhage to his left eye and burns to his foot and hand.

Manning initially told police that the boy's injuries were a result of him running past her while she was smoking a cigarette. Several of the boy's bruises, however, had finger marks and other evidence that was not consistent with the mother's account of the child's injuries.

Faced with mounting evidence, Manning later stated that she would often come home from work and find fresh bruises on her son after the boy was left in Leber's care. Manning also stated that she heard loud banging noises and the sound of her son screaming while Leber bathed him. The boy was also heard gagging and gurgling inside the bathroom as if he was being held underwater.

Manning went on to say Leber also force fed her son until he vomited. Leber was later administered a polygraph which reportedly indicated deception in his statements to detectives.

Manning and Leber were booked into York County Prison and charged with simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Manning was released after posting $2,500 bond.

Leber remains held in lieu of $2,500 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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