January 28, 2014

Cody Marrone - Deputy Charged With Scorching Child's Genitals With Blow Dryer Because Child Wouldn't Let Him Sleep

Spring Hill, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Cody Marrone, a 21-year-old Florida man, was jailed Friday after he allegedly burned a 3-year-old boy's genitals because the child wouldn't let him sleep.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to Spring Hill Regional Hospital after a 3-year-old boy was admitted for burn marks that didn't appear accidental.

The boy reportedly had burn marks to multiple parts of his body including his genital area, buttocks and chest. To make matters worse, the boy's genital area had become inflamed and severely swollen from the burns.

The burn marks also took the shape of a grill, which the mother noted as being the same shape and pattern of her blow dryer.

Investigators say the mother, Meghan Sherron, had been at work when the boy was injured and had placed the child in the care of her ex-boyfriend, Cody, as she had done many times in the past.

When deputies questioned Marrone about the burns, Marrone told them that the boy injured himself while playing with the blow dryer. However, after he was read his Miranda Rights, Marrone admitted to causing the child's injuries.

Marrone, who is a Hernando County Detention Deputy, went on to inform investigators that he burned the little boy with the blow dryer because the child would not "let him sleep," according to the arrest affidavit.

Marrone was booked into jail and charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect. His bond has been set at $20,000.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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