Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dad accused of beating 3-month-old daughter during "custody visit" (Stanly County, North Carolina)

Babies don't "need" fathers and they don't need visitation with fathers either. Of course the article doesn't clarify whether this visitation was court-ordered or not. But even if it wasn't, mothers are under terrible pressure to "include" the sperm donor (as this guy obviously was, since the relationship was obviously short-lived.) Since these guys are not bonded with the baby in the slightest, the outcomes are often not that great.

Dad is identified as DUSTIN ALMOND.

Posted: 5:09 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Father accused of shaking, beating 3-month-old girl

By Kathryn Burcham

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — A Stanly County father will face a judge next month after he was charged with shaking and beating his 3-month-old daughter.

Albemarle police arrested Dustin Almond on Nov. 18 after they said the mother of his child noticed bruising on the baby and took her to the hospital.

"Doctors and medical staff confirmed that the injuries the child sustained was consistent with child abuse," said Capt. David Dulin.

According to court documents, police also cited bruising on Rebecca Almond's temple, face and chin, as well as "signs of shaken baby syndrome in the left eye."

Police said Almond and the baby's mother had once been involved in a dating relationship and the alleged violence took place during a custody visit to Almond's apartment.

"She's the cutest thing in the world, by far, the cutest baby I've ever seen," said John Osborne, who is currently dating Rebecca's mother. "How could you do something like that to a 3-month-old?"

Channel 9 went to Almond's apartment to seek comment on Tuesday, but no one answered the door.

He remains free on bond until his next court appearance on Jan. 5.