Friday, August 22, 2014

Dad charged with manslaughter in death 2-month-old son and sexual assault of baby's under-age mother (Patterson, New Jersey)


Father charged in the death of his infant son

Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:04 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 19, 2014 6:04 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 21-year-old Paterson man has been charged in the death of his son.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said that the man was charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with sexual assault because he impregnated the baby's mother when she was between 13 and 16 years old and he was at least four years older.

The man's bail was set at $500,000. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Authorities said last week there were signs of trauma to the 2-month-old child, who died in October 2013.

The infant's juvenile mother was charged with delinquency in the death last week.

The Associated Press isn't naming the suspect because doing so could potentially identify the mother. The news cooperative doesn't identify potential victims of sex crimes without their consent.