Dad WILLIAM CLINKSCALE was the father of the 16-month-old, but apparently not the 5-year-old. Didn't make one bit of difference in his treatment of the kids, though. Both were assaulted, along with their mother. Sometimes there isn't really a big distinction between boyfriends and fathers. If you're scum, you're scum. Scum doesn't limit its violence to those with whom they have no DNA relationship. If you think that, you're crazy.
Man charged with child abuse, assault
February 22, 2010 6:12 PM
A Burlington man was charged Sunday with assaulting two children and their mother after a daycare worker noticed bruising on the 5-year-old.
Burlington Police Department was contacted by the Department of Social Services at about 9:57 p.m. Sunday. DSS had been notified by an employee at a daycare center who reported that a 5-year-old showed up at the center with “unexplained injuries,” according to a Burlington Police Department news release.
After police investigated, it was determined that William Clinkscale, 28, of Birch Court, allegedly assaulted the 5-year-old and a 16-month-old child during a dispute with their mother.
Clinkscale is the father of the 16-month-old, who was admitted to Alamance Regional Medical Center to be observed. The 5-year-old was treated and released from the hospital. Police say that the children’s injuries were not considered life threatening. The mother’s injuries didn’t require medical treatment.
Clinkscale, who was in a relationship with the mother but didn’t live at her residence, was charged with assault on a female, felony child abuse, assault on a child under 12 and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
He is being held at Alamance County jail without bond on the assault on a female charge. He was given a $50,000 bond on the other charges.