Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dad beats up daughter in his care; girl has rib fracture, internal injuries (Jacksonville, Florida)

Another babysitting daddy who managed to beat up a child in his care.

Dad is identified as TOMMY DEANGELO BUTLER.

Jacksonville man held on abuse charges after child injured

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 12:40pm | Updated: January 28, 2013 - 5:20pm

By Dan Scanlan

A 28-year-old Westside Jacksonville man was arrested Friday on two charges of aggravated child abuse after a little girl was hospitalized with a rib fracture, internal injuries and bruises on her stomach and back, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Tommy Deangelo Butler remains behind bars in the Duval County jail on $100,000 bail, jail records show. A second person also was arrested, but the name was redacted on the arrest report.

A state Department of Children and Families investigator summoned officers to Wolfson Children’s Hospital about 9 p.m. Friday as the child was being operated on for the injuries, police said.

Officers spoke with the girl’s mother, who said the child had begun throwing up and feeling sick after being cared for by her father and someone else earlier in the week. Investigators questioned Butler and the other person after speaking with other people who care for the child, then arrested them, police said.