Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dad arraigned for assaulting 1-year-old son (Portland, Oregon)

Dad is identified as RUSSELL G. FLIPPEN. No mention of a mother in the home.


Father arraigned in child abuse case on son’s birthday

Brent Weisberg

Updated: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:54 am
Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:53 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — On the day of his son’s second birthday, a 47-year-old father was arraigned on a four count grand jury indictment that charges him with assault and criminal mistreatment.

Russell G. Flippen is charged with one count of first-degree assault, one count of third degree assault and two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment.

The indictment shows the alleged physical abuse occurred in June and September 2012.

The boy’s injuries included brain damage and a broken leg, officials said.

Flippen was arrested Wednesday in Northeast Portland by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Steve Alexander said.

The case is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team. A trial has been set for later this year.