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Fircrest man accused of beating boys jailed on $1 million bail

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on May 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm with 11 Comments »
May 21, 2012 2:33 pm

A man charged with badly beating two brothers – one 3, the other 18 months – pleaded not guilty today to first-degree child assault and second-degree child assault.

Pierce County Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Stepan Perebeynos, 28, jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

Authorities arrested Perebeynos at a Fircrest apartment Thursday after he called 911 to report the younger boy wouldn’t wake up. The defendant had been watching the boys and their 6-year-old sister while the children’s mother was receiving in-patient drug treatment, authorities said.

Police said the 18-month-old was covered with bruises and that his eyes were swollen shut. Paramedics took him to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with a life-threatening subdural hemotoma, court records show.

One of Perebeynos’ relatives later brought the 3-year-old boy to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken arm, a broken tooth and severe bruising, the records show.

Perebeynos told authorities the younger boy suffered his injuries in a fall. Doctors told detectives that explanation was highly unlikely.

The defendant also claimed the older boy had been in the custody of his biological father for several days. Police believe that’s a lie.

Leave a comment Comments → 11
  1. Wrapper98439 says:

    Better hold him tight. He will be on the first flight to freedom if you don’t.

  2. ferryguy says:

    This scumbag, piece of dirt is not a “man.” No real man would ever do such a horrible thing to innocent, helpless children. There isn’t a place in hell hot enough for this p.o.s. One can only hope that he’ll get what’s coming to him once other convicts get their hands on him.

  3. ithsmay says:

    There is simply no excuse for that kind of abuse.
    I hope that punishment will be made to fully fit the crime.

  4. Pretty awesome and definitely fair that this grown up has a chance to bail out of jail. Nothing wrong with the justice system whatsoever. Maybe a furious raid of all local courthouses will set these political judges straight.

    They’ll say they are “bound by the law”, if that’s the case, then get computers to do their simple jobs so we can save the $.

  5. Can I havehim for 5 minutes please? Come on…I am asking nicely….

  6. timeaftertime says:

    If he’s found guilty, throw him in general population. That will take care of the son of a gun.

  7. veritatem says:

    There are some people who commit a crime so heinous, that it seems impossible that there can be redemption, certainly not in the present system of incarceration. If found guilty, people convicted of violence like this against a child should be locked up for life without the possibility of parole. My heart goes out to these children, assaulted and abused by the boyfriend, while mom is in drug rehab. Let us pray that they are rescued and put into a loving foster home, or adopted.

  8. Regfool2 says:

    Janis – me too? Me too?

  9. cclngthr says:

    Give me 10 seconds with him.

    I don’t put up with such people who do this to kids.

  10. Rowdy_Rob says:

    How about ZERO bail for anybody who commits this type of action(s)?

  11. Ambassador says:

    The 3 year old has black rings around both eyes, and huge not right in the middle of his forehead. Just terrible what guy did.

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