Brian Keil, 25, was watching his girlfriend’s two children, ages 5 and 8-years-old, when the siblings got into the fight over a toy. In response to the 5-year-old biting the 8-year-old, Keil figured he would teach the younger child a lesson — and bit the child on the arm.
I often bite unattended children in the mall, but that is purely for fun. The act of biting a child as a form of punishment for biting is just stupid. It does nothing to prevent the child from doing it in the future and can even make the situation worse. It’s also illegal.
If Keil didn’t know this beforehand, he found out when the children’s father arrived to pick them up. When he learned what Keil did to his child, and saw the mark on the child’s arm, he immediately took the 5-year-old to the police station and showed the cops the very visible bite mark Keil had left.
“It was a 5-year-old child that suffered a bite wound at the hands of an adult,” said Sgt. David Tammaro, West Haven PD, “so it was taken seriously and the person was arrested for it.”
Police arrested Keil and charged him with risk of injury to a child.Tags: Biting, Brian Keil, Child Abuse, Connecticut, Crime