This is a very common injury among "frustrated" male caretakers. They get angry about changing the baby's diapers, and with all that manly upper body strength, break the baby's leg.
Appears dad BASCOM CROPP is an another one of these useless parasites. Mom is forced to work--even with an infant who is basically a newborn--while this deadbeat abuser puts the baby through all kinds of pain and agony.
This is what happens when moms get roped to these creeps, and have no paid maternity leave, no social services, nothing. It's the babies and children who ultimately suffer.
Dad charged after baby found with fractured leg, broken ribs
A 26-year-old father has been arrested after his 7-week-old infant was found with a broken leg, which doctors said had been twisted, and two fractured ribs, court records show.
Bascom Cropp is charged with injury to a child after his baby was brought to the hospital with injuries sustained on or about Dec. 7, 2011 in the 6000 block of Hollister, according to court documents from the Harris County District Court. Hospital officials documented the child’s condition as consistent with abuse, court records show.
The document states that the child’s mother discovered his leg was swollen when changing the baby’s diaper on Dec. 7. She told investigators Cropp had been taking care of the children while she was working, the document states.
The baby was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where x-rays revealed that the child had a broken legs and two fractured ribs.
The mother received a text message from the suspect that said, “If I did it, I didn’t know I was doing it. You know I’m rough sometiems and I don’t mean to,” the document states.
Cropp initially told police that he didn’t know how the baby received the fractures. He later said that maybe he held the baby too tight and could have been “too rough changing the baby’s diaper”, the complaint states.
He told the police had he known that the legs and ribs were broken, he wouldn’t have let the mother take the child to the hospital. The doctor told investigators that the cause of the leg fractures were from a twisting and torquing motion and the left rib fracture was caused by force, possibly from a squeezing motion.The doctor concluded that the baby was hurt multiple times, on multiple occasions over a period of time and that the caretaker would have to know about the injuries when they occurred.
Cropp is in custody with a $5,000 bond.