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COLUMBIA CITY â A Fort Wayne man who has been charged for attacking a child is expected to plead guilty in Whitley County Superior Court.
Dale Ippolito, 22, was arrested in September 2012 after witnesses said he abused a young boy in the parking lot of Parkview Whitley Hospital, in Columbia City.
According to court reports, both of the childâs legs were in casts and witnesses saw Ippolito drag the boy by his arm through the parking lot and to his vehicle.
While in the car, witnesses saw Ippolito beating the child and called 911.
âWhen I asked Ippolito what he was doing, he told me he was just waiting for the boyâs doctor appointment,â Columbia City Police Officer Matt Minier said in a case report.
Ippolito, boyfriend of the boyâs mother, told police he and the child came outside to wait in the car because the boy was acting up.
âHe said the child was fighting him and he just tried to calm him down,â police reports say.
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