W. Goshen teen hospitalized; father charged

A West Goshen Township father faces charges after an altercation preceded his 16-year-old son’s brain hemorrhage on Friday, Feb. 5, said a press release from the West Goshen Township Police Department.

Christian Joseph Turse

Christian Joseph Turse

West Goshen Township Police and medical personnel responded to the 500 block of Taylors Mill Road in West Chester at 11:32 p.m. on Friday night for the report of a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, officers learned that the teenage male was unresponsive, the release said.

The victim’s mother told detectives that her son had been involved in a physical altercation with his father and then collapsed. The boy was transported to Chester County Hospital by ambulance, where doctors determined he was suffering a brain hemorrhage and had him flown to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Police said the boy remains in the intensive care unit at CHOP.

After interviewing the 43-year-old father, Christian Joseph Turse, West Goshen detectives charged him with aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and related offenses, the release said.

Turse was arraigned before District Justice Michael J. Cabry III, who set bail at $100,000 unsecured. Turse was released to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 a.m. in West Goshen district court, court records said.


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