Friday, January 16, 2015

"Caretaking" dad charged with abusing 44-day-old daughter (Phoenix, Arizona)

What happens when the mothers of newborns are forced to work for a paycheck and have to rely on violent, deadbeat fathers for "caretaking." We need paid maternity leaves in this country.

Dad is identified as JUSTIN ALLEE.

Phoenix man, Justin Allee, charged with child abuse of 44-day-old baby

By: Mario Kalo Posted: 5:57 PM, Jan 16, 2015
Updated: 1 hour ago 

PHOENIX - A Valley man was charged with one count of child abuse with intent after his 44-day-old daughter suffered brain bleeding, rib fractures, bruises and hemorrhages.

The child was in the care of her father at their residence near 40th Street and Thomas Road, according to police.

The suspect, identified as Justin Allee, called his mother and the child's mother prior to alerting police of the incident, a police report said.

According to the report, Allee initially said he did nothing to cause the child's injuries, but later said the injuries occurred after the child fell in the bathtub.

The report also said the child's mother left for work without noticing any injuries to the child. She told police Allee initially called her saying the child was not breathing before proceeding to call back to say he was in an ambulance with the child.

The child was treated and stabilized at Phoenix Children's Hospital.