Dad THOMAS CAMPO has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of assault against his infant triplets, and has been sentenced to prison. It seems Daddy basicallly attacked these babies from birth. Sick sh**. One broken skull, several broken ribls, bite marks--quite a reign of terror Daddy had going while it lasted.
Plaistow father sentenced 15 to 30 years for abusing triplets
By JAMES A. KIMBLE
Union Leader Correspondent
5 hours, 53 minutes ago
BRENTWOOD – A judge sentenced a Plaistow father to 15 to 30 years in state prison for a series of brutal attacks against his three infant children, who suffered from broken ribs, a fractured skull and bite marks found on one child's ear and abdomen.
A soft-spoken Thomas Campo, 44, pleaded guilty to 19 charges of first-degree assault and a single count of second-degree assault on Tuesday morning in Rockingham County Superior Court.
Judge Tina Nadeau said the negotiated sentence was an appropriate one and described Campo's abuse as an "awful set of events."
"I just hope that these children will be able to move on with their lives," Nadeau said.
Campo will serve three consecutive 5-to-10 year prison terms for abusing each of triplets. He was taken into custody following Tuesday's hearing.
Plaistow police began investigating Campo on Sept. 12, 2009, after his wife, Zoya, brought one of the children to Lawrence General Hospital because the baby was acting fussy and had an ear ache.
Physicians noticed a bite mark on the baby's abdomen during the exam, which prompted them to call child protection workers and police, Assistant County Attorney Jerome Blanchard said.
The Campo's triplets - two boys and a girl - were born on April 6, 2009, according to police.
The assaults began almost immediately after the children were born and lasted until Campo was arrested in September, according to a police affidavit.
Blanchard said the children suffered several rib fractures. Zoya Campo told police "her husband loses his temper sometimes," Blanchard told Nadeau.
Campo himself admitted to police he had been abusing the children, and even explained how he sometimes squeezed and injured them, according to Blanchard.
Defense lawyer Adam Bernstein, who negotiated the plea deal with prosecutors, did not contest any of the facts presented during the court hearing.
Rockingham County Attorney James Reams said after the hearing that the children appear to be in good health.
"It's absolutely appalling that someone would do this to infants," Reams said of the abuse. "I would hope they don't have to remember it and won't remember it when they grow up."