A man pleaded not guilty on Thursday and was ordered to be held without bail, after allegedly biting off the lip and ear of his girlfriends 3-year old daughter. Bryon James, 34, has been charged with assault and battery upon a child causing substantial bodily injuries. The child’s mother, Jessica Silveria, 26, also pleaded not guilty to permitting substantial injuries to a child under 14, and intimidation of a witness.
The attack left the little girl so mutilated that doctors could not fully repair the damages, according to police. They also said that the child suffered other human bites on her body. They believe that the biting episodes began in January and continued until April.