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Judge clears way for abuse suspect's release

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DES MOINES (AP)--A judge has paved the way for a man charged in connection with the beating of his infant son to be released on bond as soon as later this week.

Jherica Richardson and Jonas Neiderbach, both of Des Moines, were each charged last week with multiple acts of child endangerment in the beating of 7-week-old Ethan Neiderbach.

Polk County Judge Douglas Staskal on Tuesday allowed for Jonas Neiderbach to be released on a $50,000 surety bond. The judge said Neiderbach's "limited criminal history" makes him a candidate for release pending his yet-to-be-scheduled trial.

Staskal ordered Neiderbach to stay away from all children under the age of 14, including his son, as a condition of his release.

Richardson is ineligible for pre-trial release because she was on probation for forgery at the time of her arrest

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