Windsor man accused of shaking baby wants to see child’s mother

May 20th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: 12:16 PM
Updated: 7:14 PM

Kevin M. Peaslee, 22, is free on bail but conditions currently prohibit contact with the baby and her mother.

By Betty Adams
Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA — A man accused of seriously injuring his infant daughter by shaking her last December is seeking contact with the baby’s mother.


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An attorney for Kevin M. Peaslee, 22, of Windsor, told a judge on Tuesday that counselors have said that allowing the parents to have contact during joint counseling sessions would be beneficial. The attorney also said that Peaslee’s counselor believes that use of medical marijuana might benefit Peaslee as well. However, that is prohibited under his bail conditions.

Peaslee has pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault on Aleah Peaslee, who was 6 months old at the time of the incident on Dec. 21. He is free on bail, but the bail conditions prohibit him from contact with both the baby and the baby’s 18-year-old mother, Virginia Trask.

The judge postponed ruling until June 6 or later after the state objected to Peaslee having contact with Trask.

“We expect she will be one of the principal witnesses against him at trial,” said Deputy District Attorney Fernand LaRochelle.

LaRochelle also told Justice Robert Mullen that the state indicated it did not have enough information

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