GRANGEVILLE – A Grangeville man faces felony charges for the alleged severe beating of a 15-month-old girl.

Forrest J. Pilant, 19, is out on $10,000 bail, awaiting a preliminary hearing this Friday, Dec. 13, in magistrate court.

Pilant is charged with injury to a child and aggravated battery, both felonies. According to court records, between Nov. 7-30, Pilant is alleged to have inflicted numerous severe bruises – including around the jawline, abdomen and other parts of the body – to a 15-month-old girl.

The charges state the injuries were severe enough for the girl to receive a subdural hematoma, which caused pressure around her brain and affected her consciousness, requiring her to be Life Flighted to Spokane where she underwent surgery to relieve the pressure.

Information is unavailable as to the status of the victim.

The case was investigated by Sgt. Mike Quintal, Grangeville Police Department.

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(2) comments

Sydney

My heart literally hurts for this family as I can only imagine the pain they feel... I hope and pray that this child is safe from all harm in the future!!! Nothing more then a monster can cause such harm to a 15 month old I surely hope his vehicle man slaughter charge from just 2 years ago helps stick this one to him... my heart also hurts for his family and the people that love him as you can’t believe someone you care about could do such a thing let’s not forget that we are all in charge of our life and what choices we make and this was a choice and the consequences should be many for this man!!!! We should all be thankful that God spared this sweet little girls life!!!

Maureen

He is not a man.

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