Father faces life in prison for child abuse conviction

By: Gena Johnson | Warren Weekly | Published June 14, 2024

 Matthew Siladke

Matthew Siladke


WARREN/MOUNT CLEMENS — A jury in Macomb County Circuit Court convicted a Warren father of child abuse on June 5 after a six-week trial.

Prosecutors claimed Matthew Siladke, 26, caused his 5-week-old daughter’s multiple injuries.

Siladke was charged with child abuse in the first degree, a felony punishable up to life in prison.

Investigators said his daughter suffered multiple injuries at his hands, including a skull fracture, over 20 rib fractures, a displaced femur, neck injuries and brain injuries on multiple dates in July 2021, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office in a written statement.

Siladke’s attorneys of record are Arthur Garton and Lisa Satawa.

“Where the jury’s verdict is respected, he (Siladke) maintains his innocence and we plan to appeal,” said Satawa.

Siladke’s daughter is now 3 years old, according to Satawa. “She’s fine,” the attorney said, when asked how the daughter is doing. “She’s meeting all of her milestones.”

Colleen Worden and Lisa Lozen were the assistant prosecutors, and Judge Julie Gatti presided over the case.

“We stand firm against the abuse of children, ensuring that those who inflict harm upon the innocent face the consequences of their actions,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido.

Siladke is out of jail and remains on a tether. His original bond, $25,000 cash or surety, was continued, according to the court. He awaits sentencing at 9 a.m. on July 23 in Gatti’s courtroom.