Saturday, March 6, 2010
Father of the Year lives in Ozone Park
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a New York City man bit his infant daughter in the leg, head-butted her and would sometimes bend the girl's feet back until they touched her chest.
The 23-year-old Queens man was scheduled to make a court appearance on charges of first- and second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child on Saturday. He faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted on the charges.
Prosecutors said they wouldn't have information about his attorney until after the arraignment.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said 13-week-old girl was taken last week to Schneider Children's Hospital with multiple injuries, including 17 fractured ribs.
Prosecutors allege that her dad assaulted her while baby-sitting.