Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dad sentenced for assaulting infant daughter; girl left with disabilities (Portland, Oregon)

Dad is identified as RODERICK FRIMPONG.

Gresham dad sentenced for assaulting baby

Published 8:54 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Gresham father who violently shook his baby daughter has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

Roderick Frimpong was sentenced Friday, weeks after a Multnomah County jury found him guilty of first-degree assault.

Police found the 7-month-old girl unconscious on May 9, 2011. Prosecutors say the girl, now 2, doesn't have full use of the right side of her body and her speech is delayed.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that the child's mother was visiting a cardiologist on the day of the injury. She later died from complications related to her heart condition. The girl is in state custody.