Authors: By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state has placed a juvenile prison guard on paid leave because of media attention over the homicide of the 2-year-old son of his one-time girlfriend.
The Department of Youth Services notified Alan Aeschlimann (EYE-shuhl-mehn) of its decision in a letter Wednesday. It said inquiries to agency officials and parents of imprisoned youth are affecting daily operations at Indian River River Juvenile Correction facility in Massillon.
The agency says the questions involve the Oct. 21 beating death of Bri'Sean (brih-SHAHN') Gamble in Stark County in northeast Ohio.
The boy's grandmother, Phyllis Wheat of Atlanta, tells The Associated Press that Aeschlimann was living with the boy's mother at the time.
Messages seeking comment were left for Aeschlimann at his home and through his union.