Yet another "frustrated" dad (here identified as ALEXANDER ROUSH) who couldn't take the crying of a normal infant. No mention of the baby's mother at all. Was a mother in this home?
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Dad sent to pen for breaking infant daughter's leg
By LES STEWART Staff Writerldnews.com
Updated: 02/20/2012 07:39:00 AM EST
A 23-year-old father has been sentenced to state prison for three to six years for breaking his infant daughter's leg when she would not stop crying.
Judge Samuel A. Kline last week sentenced Alexander B. Roush, 10465 Mountain Road, East Hanover Township, for aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Roush was also ordered to pay fines of $350.
Shortly after 5 a.m. April 17 last year, Roush's 3-month-old daughter woke up crying. Roush moved the child from her bassinet and propped her on some pillows at the head of his bed, according to a police affidavit.
The child cried louder when he left the room to get a bottle to feed her. When he returned, Roush grabbed her by her left thigh and pulled her toward him "in an aggressive manner," the police affidavit states.
"I didn't purposely try to break her leg, but I did, and it's because of my aggressiveness," he told state police. "I'm not an abusive father. I didn't hurt her on purpose. I was annoyed and snapped."
The child suffered a fractured femur.
"What happened here was offensive and serious," Kline said before sentencing Roush. "It could have been fatal."