Contrary to fathers' rights propaganda, father perpetrators (along with stepdads and caretaker boyfrends) dominate the most vicious crimes against children: sexual assault, abusive head trauma, murder-suicides, crimes involving gun violence, and other similar forms of physically violent/fatal child abuse. And as more dads are providing child care (either because mom is working and can't find other care, or because dads are increasingly getting unsupervised visitation/custody through the family courts), more dads are are being found guilty of basic child abuse and neglect as well.
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ALSO: Please keep in mind that I do not have the time or resources to investigate each crime independently, so I am forced to rely on media reports. I regularly critique these reports, highlighting the obvious omissions, vague or euphemistic language, or logical gaps in the way they are written. But I am seldom in a position to fact check every detail. If you believe the essential facts are incorrect, then contact the reporter or the publication.
Father may face more criminal charges after son’s death
From staff reports
A nine-year-old boy who had been institutionalized in Raleigh for seven years died of a non-accidental injury that prevented an adequate supply of oxygen to his brain, the state medical examiner’s office reported this week, and now his father might face additional criminal charges.
Jeramiah Nathaniel Farris died in November at Hilltop Homes, a residential center in Raleigh that treats children with severe developmental and medical disabilities. Police say Jeramiah was 2 when his father, Harold Nathaniel Farris, 34, beat him so badly that he would never live outside an institution.
Harold Farris, of Fayetteville, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison after being convicted of felony child abuse in 2006. He now may face more serious charges in light of the autopsy findings, said Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.
“Detectives investigating the Farris case are aware of the autopsy report,” MacRoberts said. “The case is still open.”
Harold Farris served about a year in prison after he was convicted of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury, according to the state Department of Correction.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/27/2029183/father-may-face-more-criminal.html#storylink=cpy