ROYAL OAK, MI – On Monday March 19th, 2018, a Detective from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Children’s Protective Services at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital regarding a report of possible child abuse of a 5-month-old baby boy. A CPS Caseworker was in the Emergency Room with the 5 month old who was suffering from multiple injuries consistent with child abuse.
It was determined that the mother and child reside with the mother’s boyfriend, Seth Blumberg, in the 30700 block of Jeffrey CT in New Hudson in Lyon Township.
The child had internal injuries and visible injuries to the face, head, and abdomen. The mother confirmed the child has only been in the care of herself or her boyfriend over the last several days. The mother reported she had begun noticing bruising on the child earlier in the week and contacted the child’s physician. As the child’s bruising became more pronounced she sought immediate medical care.
After speaking with the mother of the child, she was transported back to the Lyon Township Substation to speak with Detectives further. Her boyfriend was subsequently located at his place of employment and transported to the substation to be interviewed.
At the conclusion of the interviews the mother was returned to Royal Oak Beaumont and the boyfriend was lodged in the Oakland County Jail after it was determined he had physically abused the baby while the mother was gone from the home.
Children’s Protective Services and Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing the investigation.
Seth Theodore Blumberg, 23-years-old, of New Hudson, has been charged with:
1 Count: Assault with Intent To Murder with Up to Life in Prison
1 Count: 1st Degree Child Abuse with up to Life In Prison
He has a prior conviction for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material in 2016.
Seth Blumberg was arraigned on Arraigned Saturday, March 31st by Magistrate Waldmann in the 52-1 District Court in Novi and is still lodged in the OCJ. His bond was set at $500,000 Cash Surety no 10% allowed.
His next court date is 4-6-18 at the 52-1 District Court.
The baby was released from the hospital this weekend to the care of the grandmother.