Monday, May 16, 2011

Dad suspected of assaulting 8-month-old daughter; baby in critical condition (Gresham, Oregon)

Dad RODERICK D. FRIMPONG has been charged with 1st-degree assault. But other than that,t t's not clear what happened here in the slightest. The police were called to the home for a "domestic disturbance?" By whom? The baby's mother? Who knows. There isn't one word to acknowledge that this baby ever had a mother....


The Gresham Outlook, May 13, 2011

Gresham man suspected of assaulting 8-month-old girl

An 8-month-old baby is in critical condition at a local hospital while her father is behind bars on an allegation of assaulting the child.

Investigators with the regional Child Abuse Team arrested Roderick D. Frimpong, 27, of Gresham at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, on an allegation of first-degree assault, said Lt. Robert King, Portland police spokesman.

Police contacted Frimpong on Monday, May 9, while responding to an 8:30 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance and an injured baby at the Groves Apartments in the 3500 block of Northeast 17th Avenue.

Detectives with the regional Child Abuse Team, which is made up of police from Portland, Gresham and Multnomah County, are still investigating.

Meanwhile, Frimpong is being held on $250,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.