NEW ALBANY —
Police then went to the home and found Banet.
When asked how the child’s face was bruised, Banet said he didn’t know, according to the affidavit. He also told police that the girl’s older sister plays rough with her and that she falls down.
“[Banet] stated that he already has a case open for child abuse with DCS, but advises that he would never touch a child,” according to the affidavit.
Banet appeared in court Monday where he was appointed a public defender. He is scheduled to next appear before a judge June 18.