Sept. 25, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly
WORCESTER – A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments today charging Randall Lints of Hardwick with the abuse and reckless neglect of his 7-year-old son, which resulted in grave injury to the child, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Mr. Lints, 26, of 16 Bridge St. Apt.2 in Hardwick, was indicted on two counts of assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury, two counts of permitting substantial bodily injury to a child, and one count of reckless endangerment of a child.
The injuries are alleged to have occurred between June 30, 2014 when Mr. Lints was granted custody of the child, and July 14 when police were called to Mr. Lints’ home and discovered the unresponsive child.
The boy was taken to Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, then Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He is now being treated in a long-term care facility.
Mr. Lints was arrested on July 21 and is being held on $200,000 cash bail. With the indictments, the case will be moved to Worcester Superior Court where he will be arraigned at a future date.
The case remains under investigation by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Hardwick Police.