Friday, May 20, 2011

Dad arrested after 3-year-old son's thigh bone is fractured (Valrico, Florida)

So after dad MATTHEW CLARK "snapped" while taking care of a 1-year-old baby and a 3-year old, he "dropped both children off with their mother." It was the mother who took the 3-year-old to the hospital for the borken leg. Is this the media's way of saying this happened during Daddy's visitation time? Without actually having to admit that this is the case?

Valrico father arrested after child's thigh bone is fracturedBy Ileana Morales, Times Staff Writer
Posted: May 19, 2011 01:07 PM

VALRICO — A 24-year-old man was accused of aggravated child abuse Thursday after deputies say he pulled his 3-year-old boy to the ground and fractured the child's thigh bone.

This is what the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says happened:

Matthew Clark was changing his 1-year-old's diaper at his apartment on N Valrico Road when his 3-year-old came up to him, which aggravated Clark. He grabbed the 3-year-old by the shoulder and pulled the child to the ground.

The child hit the ground with his left knee and fell on his side. Clark heard a pop. The child cried.

But deputies say the father didn't seek medical treatment or call 911. About half an hour later, he dropped both children off with their mother. She took them to the hospital.

Clark, who lists his occupation as a shift leader at Tijuana Flats, was being held in jail without bail.