Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Frustrated" teen dad charged with aggravated child abuse; 6-week-old baby has 2nd-degree burns (Gainesville, Florida)

It's the usual nonsense. UNNAMED DAD was "frustrated" and "angry" because his @$$ was unemployed and he just didn't have any money or presents for Christmas, poor thing. So naturally, when the baby starts crying, the jerkwad dumps the kid in boiling hot water, resulting in second-degree burns. Of course the mom wasn't even at home at the time.

We need to stop using unemployed dads as babysitters! See article below on child abuse in Florida. This kind of guy (unemployed dad drafted into babysitting) is becoming the most common child abuse perpetrator.

Teen charged, accused of burning baby in bath

By Cindy Swirko
Staff writer

Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 2:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 2:02 p.m.

Child abuse charges have been filed against a Gainesville teen-ager on accusations that he burned his 6-week-old baby in hot water.

The incident happened Dec. 24. The 17-year-old father and mother took the baby to Shands at the University of Florida with second-degree burns to the buttocks.

Police were called because of the nature of the injury.

"The investigation revealed that the father was frustrated that the baby was crying, and he boiled several bowls of water and placed them in the baby bath and put the baby into the hot water," Gainesville Police Lt. Mike Schibuola said. "He said he was frustrated and angry because he didn't have a job, he didn't have any money, and he had no presents for Christmas."

The baby's mother was not home when the incident happened and was not charged, Schibuola said. The father was charged with aggravated child abuse.