Ashley Marie Kase, age 23
On January 24, 2018, the Berks County District Attorney's Child Abuse Detectives received a ChildLine report of suspected child abuse. During the investigation, Detectives learned that a 20 month old child was transported to the Ephrata Hospital, Lancaster County, relative to a laceration of the child's genitalia.
Berks County Detectives learned that the mother of the child, Ashley Marie Kase, intentionally lacerated the child's genitalia with a pair of scissors. By her own admission, while changing the child's diaper she grabbed a pair of scissors and purposely cut the victim's genitalia.
This victim was later transported and treated for his injuries at Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Hospital, in Hershey, PA. Subsequently, at a later date, the child was discharged to the care of the biological father.
On February 13, 2018, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest from Magisterial District Judge David Glass for the defendant for the charges of Aggravated Assault, Endangering the Welfare of Children, Simple Assault, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. The defendant was subsequently apprehended at her place of employment. She was transported to the Sheriff's Central Processing Unit for processing and arraignment. Bail was set at $200,000. She is currently in Berks County Jail.