Monday, July 11, 2016

Dad, step charged with abusing 2-year old; dad had previously served time for killing, sexually abusing 18-month old. Why was he allowed access? (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

Where to even start with this story? Many unanswered questions.

Why was a man who murdered and raped an 18-month-old child not behind bars permanently? Only 10 years served? Pretty outrageous.

Why was a father with this kind of history allowed any access to a child at all? Who allowed it or  ordered it? The family courts?

Of course, the custody/visitation angle to this story was buried when the step was misidentified as the mother. Happens a lot.

Dad is identified as JIMMY TYRONE BALDWIN.

NC man imprisoned for child abuse previously charged again

Posted 4:32 p.m. Friday Updated 4:35 p.m. Friday

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A man who served time for the death and sexual assault of an 18-month-old faces charges of abusing his own child, as does the toddler's stepmother.

Fayetteville police said in a news release Friday that 38-year-old Jimmy Tyrone Baldwin and 25-year-old Chaka Baldwin are each charged with felonious child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

Police say the child's biological mother brought the 2-year-old to a hospital on June 11 after she received the child back from Jimmy Baldwin, the child's father. The child has been released from the hospital.

Jimmy Baldwin was released from prison in 2008 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 1998 death and sexual assault of a child.

He remained in custody Friday under a $250,000 bond. Chaka Baldwin was released on bond. It wasn't clear if either has an attorney.

___ This story has been corrected to show that Chaka Baldwin is the child's stepmother, not the mother.