Monday, October 14, 2013

Custodial dad arrested for assaulting, neglecting 7-year-old son (Stapleton, New York)

Notice what is totally missing from this account: Any mention at all of this boy's mother, either in the home or elsewhere. In fact, the clues that are dropped here and there suggest that DAVID YOUNG is a custodial father, though, of course, he isn't identified as such. Abusive custodial dads are very seldom openly identified as such. Funny, that. 

Also notice that the boy is now in the custody of social services. Why? Again, what happened to Mom?

And notice that Daddy blames the abuse on his "relationship" problems, which also suggests that he is single and custodial. 

So how did a violent, neglectful father like this get custody? Is Mom alive? "Missing"? Or did Dad get custody through the courts? Once again, total silence on the part of the media.

Staten Island dad arrested for allegedly beating 7-year-old son over undone homework

Frank Donnelly/Staten Island Advance

on October 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM, updated October 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Upset that his 7-year-old son didn't do his homework, a Stapleton man didn't scold the child or sit him down for a heart-to-heart talk.

Instead, David Young, 31, whipped the defenseless boy with an extension cord, badly bruising the child's legs, allege court papers.

But Young's mistreatment of his son didn't end there, prosecutors said.

On Wednesday, he left the little boy alone for two hours inside his apartment on the 100 block of Gordon Street.

Responding officers found several pots of boiling water on the stove, which, the child said, his father told him to burn for heat, said police. Young later told cops he had left the apartment to borrow money so he could take the boy to the doctor, said a law enforcement source.

Young was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony assault and other crimes, said a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan.

The beating incident occurred on Sept. 26, allege prosecutions

Asked to explain his actions, Young responded, "I had relationship problems. My son didn't do his homework. I'm stressed. I hit him with a belt. The only cord I have is for the DVD player," according to court papers.

The boy, however, told authorities his father beat him with an extension cord, court documents said. 

Officials first became aware of the incident on Wednesday.

Agents for the city Administration for Children's Services visited the apartment and learned the boy had been left alone for two hours, police said. The child's legs had "substantial" bruises and welts, said cops.

The victim explained his father had whipped him because he didn't do his homework, police said. 

Authorities said they also found pots of boiling water on the stove, which the boy said his father had instructed him to burn for heat.

Children's Services agents made numerous calls to Young's cell phone, but could not reach him, said police.

The child was then taken into Children's Services' custody, where he remains, an agency spokesman said Friday.

Young was arraigned Thursday in Stapleton Criminal Court on a felony count of second-degree assault along with misdemeanor counts of assault, weapon possession and child endangerment. In addition, the suspect, whose name also appears in court papers as "Daivd Young," was charged with a lesser count of harassment.

Afterward, he was released on his own recognizance and ordered back to court on Dec. 9.

The name of Young's lawyer was not immediately available.

A telephone message left Friday for Young was not immediately returned.