Beaver Dam Man Found Guilty Of Seriously Injuring An Infant

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was found guilty Friday of seriously injuring an infant. Following a three-day jury trial, Raymond Keyser was convicted on one felony count of Physical Abuse of a Child – Recklessly Causing Great Bodily Harm. During the trial, the jury heard medical testimony concerning the severe extent of the injuries sustained by the child from the February of 2015 incident when Keyser was looking after the eight-month-old. He told investigators that he was watching television while sitting on a bed and the infant was unsecured in a car seat next to him. The 24-year-old says he got up from the bed, bumped the car seat. The infant fell face-first onto the ground and the car seat struck the child’s head.  The infant was flown to UW Hospital in Madison. The UW Child Protection Team disputed Keyser’s version of the story saying that the extent of injuries were more consistent with either shaking a child or “slamming the child down onto a soft surface, such as a mattress.” The mother also testified and recounted how her child has continuing physical and cognitive problems. District Attorney Kurt Klomberg told the jury that this is a difficult case because no one witnessed what actually happened. After the verdict Klomberg said he is deeply grateful for the work done by his team that helped find justice for an innocent child. Keyser is facing a 15 year prison sentence. He is due back in court February 14 for his sentencing hearing.