Thursday, March 27, 2014

Attempted murder charges dropped against "caretaker" dad accused of abusing 2-month-old son (Silver Springs, Maryland)

Lucky break for dad ADOU IMAN-KOUADIO. Abuser daddy coddling at its finest.

Yet another case where Daddy apparently got to play at being an infant caretaker (and screwing up badly) while Mom had to work.

Meanwhile, it appears this baby will be on a respirator for life, with a very compromised quality of life. Gee, thanks Dad.

Man charged with child abuse

Published on: Thursday, March 27, 2014

By Jim Davis

A Silver Spring man will be charged with child abuse after the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped attempted murder charges on Thursday against the man.

Police accused the man of abusing his infant son so badly the boy will have to be placed on a respirator the rest of his life.

According to Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, the state attorney’s office will proceed with child abuse charges against the baby’s father, Adou L. Kouadio, 25, of the 9700 block of Dilston Road. Kouadio was indicted on charges of first- and second-degree child abuse.

“The elements of attempted murder were not quite met and our office decided not to go forward on that charge,” said Korionoff.

On Feb 14, Montgomery County police were called to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a two-month old child who has been identified as Amir Iman-Kouadio arrived at the hospital in critical condition.

Doctors also discovered the child, who was born on Dec. 4, 2013, was bleeding from his brad, had head trauma and fractured ribs.

Detectives say the father had been caring from his son for most of the day when the infant’s mother returned home after working. She put her son to bed around 9 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Early the next day, at around 2 a.m., the baby woke up crying. Kouadio cared for the boy and put him back to bed.

A short time later, Kouadio checked on the victim and found blood coming from his nose. Kouadio notified the victim’s mother and called 911.

When paramedics arrived, the child did not have a pulse and was not breathing. They performed CPR.

“It’s very, very unfortunate and sad,” said Montgomery County Police Capt. Marcus Jones, chief of the department’s Major Crimes Division. “We don’t have anything that suggests this was longstanding — from our point of view,” said Jones.

Police said it appeared to be a case of “shaken baby syndrome.”