GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The South Glens Falls father who turned in his pregnant daughter for allegedly abusing her 7-month-old son, spoke exclusively with NEWS10 on Thursday.
Marcus Berg says it was love and anger that propelled him to turn in his 19-year-old daughter after noticing bruises on the infant's face and neck while visiting them at the Clearview Motel where they were staying.
Berg explains when he saw the infant's bruises he told her he would call Child Protective Services.
Berg says, "That little boy is my little angel. I wasn't happy, not what so ever. I never snitched on anybody in my life, you know, but if I see somebody hurting a kid that's not snitchin', that's doing what's right."
When the baby was brought to the hospital, he was found to have a fractured right arm, as well. Police said the child likely sustained the injuries in the past couple of days but that the mother never sought medical attention.
The mother, Krystal Berg appeared in the Moreau Town Court on Thursday to face felony charges of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
In court, Krystal Berg's public defender waved the preliminary hearing, citing insufficient paperwork. He also made mention of her bi-polar disorder, which she is not on medication for because she is four months pregnant.
Berg says his grandson is out of the hospital and is healing from his injuries and bruises. He does not know where his grandson is because CPS has the child with a local foster family.
Berg says he is desperately hoping to get some help in gaining custody.
Krystal Berg remains in Saratoga County Jail on $20,000 cash bail. She is due back in court in two weeks.
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