NH dad accused of injuring son, asking him to lie after forcing boy to exercise
NASHUA — A New Ipswich father has been charged for overworking his son and asking him to lie about an injury that he had caused.
Nathan Kaarto, 34, of New Ipswich, has been charged with witness tampering, second-degree assault and child endangerment toward his son at the end of January and beginning of February of this year.
According to court documents, on Jan. 30, Kaarto shoved his son, who is under the age of 13, who landed on a broken iPad resulting in multiple cuts that required stitches. On Feb. 3, he began to believe that an investigation was pending against him for injuring his son. Kaarto attempted to persuade his son to lie about the cause of the injury, according to court documents.
Kaarto was indicted for second-degree assault in the Jan. 30 incident as well as for witness tampering for his attempt to get his son to lie.
On Feb. 5, Kaarto pushed his son to exercise for several hours, which resulted in a number of blood vessels to burst in the boy's neck, according to the indictments. He was charged for knowingly endangering the welfare of a child.
Kaarto is scheduled to be arraigned on the three charges July 14 at 10 a.m. in Hillsborough County South Superior Court in Nashua.