Sex offender charged with beating girlfriend’s 5-month-old son

Seth Theodore Blumberg (Photo from Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)

A man with prior convictions for criminal sexual conduct and child pornography has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder and first-degree child abuse for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 5-month-old son.
Seth Theodore Blumberg, 23, faces up to life in prison on each of the two counts if convicted. He was arrested March 29 after his girlfriend brought the infant to the emergency room at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and doctors discovered the child had serious injuries, including internal injuries, to his abdomen, face and head. The baby has since been released to the care of his grandmother.
It’s believed the baby was beaten while in Blumberg’s care at a home the three were staying at on Jeffrey Court in New Hudson, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Blumberg is not the child’s father.
“We have more than sufficient evidence on this case,” said Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton. The mother has been cooperating with investigators and there’s no indication she was involved in the abuse, he said.
At the time of his arrest, Blumberg was on probation for two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and possession of child sexually abusive material, charges he pleaded guilty to in early 2016. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and put on probation for five years for the crimes, committed while he lived in the Novi Meadows trailer park near Napier and 12 Mile roads in Novi.
Walton said the prosecutor’s office is working on revoking Blumberg’s bond for the prior convictions.
Blumberg, who’s in the Oakland County Jail, is scheduled for an April 11 hearing at Novi’s 52-1 District Court. He also has a preliminary exam tentatively scheduled for April 18.