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Hornell Man Is Accused Of Causing Brain Injury, To A Young Child

November 14, 2022

HORNELL, NY – Hornell Police Sgt Tom Aini reports that Robert Taft, 26, of 38 Sherman Street Hornell, is in Steuben County Jail without bail, after being charged with: two counts of Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, two counts of Reckless Assault of a Child, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Taft is alleged to have shaken a child who was under the age of five years old during two separate incidents, causing brain injury to that child. The child ended up in the St James Emergency Room on October 23.