Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dad charged with assault after 11-year-old son found outside in his underwear (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Dad DAVID ANDREW CECIL has been arrested on assault charges after his 11-year-old son was found outside in his underwear. Daddy Dearest had splashed cold water on the boy, and bruising found on the boy's back indicated prior beatings. Notice that the boy is now in DHS custody and that there is no mention of a mother in this home. Single dad or what?



Hillsboro man arrested after son found in underwear out in the cold
Reported by: Kyle Mallory
Email: kmallory@koin.com
Published: 9:25 am
Last Update: 11:48 am

A Hillsboro man was arrested after a passerby found his 11-year-old son outside in his underwear in the wet and cold near Baseline Road and Brookwood, Hillsboro Police said.

Authorities said the boy had apparently been in an argument with his father about grades. The father--identified as 49-year-old David Andrew Cecil--ordered the boy on the porch of their residence and threw water on the child, said Michael Rouches, a police spokesman.

The boy took off from the home and was then spotted by the passerby, who offered assistance and called 9-1-1.

Further investigation revealed that the 11-year-old had some bruising to his back that could be associated with prior assaults, Rouches said. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released into DHS custody.

Police also said Cecil was taken to the hospital for a medical issue.

Cecil was charged with criminal mistreatment, assault and reckless endangerment. He is set to appear in court Dec. 6.