Monday, August 30, 2010

Dad arrested for 2005 death of 5-month-old daughter; sexual assault was "contributing factor" (Copperas Cove, Texas)

Dad JOSEPH ALLSOP has been arrested in the 2005 death of his 5-month-old daughter. Authorities now way that a sexual assault was a "contributing factor" to her death. Why it took them 5 years to figure this out is not really explained very clearly. Seems Daddy was a registered sex offender in the state of Oregon, but failed to re-register in the state of Texas. In fact none of Daddy's history even came to light until he was investigated for the sexual abuse of other children (not his own?). Why was that? If it's your own kid you get a pass? Wonder if the mother of this baby even knew about Daddy's past? Speaking of the mother, there is no mention of her at all here. It's as if this baby materialized out of thin air.


Coryell County father arrested in child's 2005 death
Posted: Aug 27, 2010 8:24 PM CDT
By John Cuoco

COPPERAS COVE - Friday, Joseph Allsop was arrested in Pierce County, Washington in connection with the death of his daughter.

The charge stems from a 2005 unattended death case out of Copperas Cove. Allsop is currently waiting extradition back to Coryell County, Texas.

Detectives from Guadalupe County, Texas began an investigation concerning a sexual assault where Allsop was named as the suspect. Special Agents of the Army's Criminal Investigations Division, at the request of Guadalupe County Detectives, interviewed Allsop on the allegations. During the interview, Allsop confessed to sexually assaulting several children, one of them being his now deceased daughter. It is believed that a sexual assault of his daughter is the contributing factor in her death. The daughter was five months of age at the time of her death.

An autopsy was conducted in 2005 on the child with the findings of "undetermined" for the cause and manner of death. The autopsy was performed by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas, Texas.

During this investigation it was discovered that Allsop is a convicted sex offender. His conviction was as a juvenile in the State of Oregon. Allsop subsequently moved to Texas where at the age of 18 he was to register as a "sex offender" but failed to ever do so.

The Coryell County District Attorney's office in cooperation with Guadalupe County will determine if any further charges will be filed against Allsop.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Coryell County District Attorney's Office.