Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dad charged in brutal beating of 6-year-old son (Jersey City, New Jersey)

UNNAMED DAD has lost custody to social services. What happened to this boy's mother? It's as if she never existed. Single dad? Who knows....

Jersey City father charged in brutal beating of 6-year-old son, authorities say 

The man is charged with beating his son, police said.

By Anthony J. Machcinski/The Jersey Journal

 on May 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM, updated May 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM

A 24-year-old Jersey City man faces child abuse charges after he allegedly hit his 6-year-old son 13 times in the lower back, reports state.

The man, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the child, made his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City this afternoon via video link from the Hudson County jail in Kearny.

The man's bail was set prior to his court appearance at $100,000 cash or bond by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Fred Theemling.

According to a criminal complaint, the man is accused of coming up to his son from behind on Monday and punching him in the lower back 13 times, resulting in a bruised kidney and a lacerated spleen.

 More information about the incident, including the boy's medical condition and where the incident occurred, was not immediately available.

Hudson County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Debra Simon said the boy is in the custody of the state Department of Children Protection and Permanency.