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Convicted sex offender admits cruelty of 4-week-old baby

PUBLISHED: 08:01 10 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 05 October 2010

A CONVICTED sex offender who neglected a newborn baby by failing to seek medical attention for the child’s horrific broke bone injuries is behind bars. He fell below the radar’ of Tower Hamlets social services in East London

A CONVICTED sex offender who neglected a newborn baby by failing to seek medical attention for the child’s horrific broke bone injuries is behind bars.

He fell below the radar’ of Tower Hamlets social services in East London.

The 21-year-old was “unknown” to services during the time he allowed the three-week-old girl in his care, even though he had been jailed three years ago for sex offences with a teenage girl.

BROKEN RIBS

The baby had four broken ribs and a damaged ankle while in his care at an address in Poplar, it has emerged this week.

Now Town Hall officials are looking into the case after the man was sentenced last week to 12 months’ jail after he admitted child cruelty.

They are considering seeking a care order through the courts, it is understood.

Prosecutors at his trial failed to establish whether he or his 20-year-old girlfriend were directly responsible for the baby’s injuries. Both were cleared of GBH with intent on the judge’s direction at Snaresbrook crown court.


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