07-09-2008, 05:11 PM #1
CT - Teen Accused of Assaulting 1 Month Old
ENFIELD, Conn. -- Police have arrested a teen accused of assaulting a 1-month-old baby.
Police said Scott Perigo, 17, was staying with his girlfriend at her Tolland home at the time of the May assault.
The baby was fathered by the girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, police said.
Police said the baby began crying during the night of May 8, and Piergo attended to the child. Police said while Perigo changed the baby's diaper, the child urinated on him, allegedly causing him to assault the baby.
The baby was taken to an Enfield pediatrician, who reported to police that she believed the baby was abused. The child was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center for treatment.
Police said the baby suffered multiple skull fractures and contusions to his body. His condition remains unknown.
After an investigation into the assault, a warrant was issued for Perigo's arrest. He was taken into state police custody on Tuesday.
Perigo was charged with assault and risk of injury to a minor. He remains held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Tolland Superior Court on Wednesday.
Court officials said that Perigo was scheduled to be arraigned as a youthful offender.
07-09-2008, 05:27 PM #2
Unbelievable!Just thinkin' out loud....
07-09-2008, 05:31 PM #3
Poor 17 year old wasn't old enough to know you can't batter a 30 day old infant??
07-09-2008, 05:47 PM #4Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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Where was the mother when her child was being assaulted so violently? He had to have done something bad to fracture the baby's skull so severly and I doubt if she would have been able to sleep through it.
Any news on the biological father?
I can't get over them trying him as a youthful offender!! He should have to face adult charges....he was trying to play "grown up" and playing "Dad", he should have to face the "grown up" charges of First Degree Murder!!!!! JMHO
07-09-2008, 06:34 PM #5
I totally agree! I think in most states that he can be charged as an adult....In VT (where I am), I think the minimum age for adult charges is 14...I'm not 100 % sure though....
I haven't seen anything else yet about the dad.
My son, when he was a baby peed and puked on me so many times, I would just laugh about it. Spit up rags? That would be my clothes...Probably the grossest time was when I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and he puked right in the hood. But he was a baby, and I washed my shirt and took a nice long shower after he was asleep. As I said, it's part of parenting.....
07-09-2008, 09:49 PM #6
Exactly Starryskye! I always say an outfit isn't complete without a little spit-up. Peeing, pooping, puking, it's what babies do! How dare this fool punish the poor little angel for it. I hope the baby pulls through this without any permanent damage but I'm guessing the chances for that are slim with multiple skull fractures. Poor little boy.
07-09-2008, 09:52 PM #7
I hope someone knocks the sh@t out of this guy.
07-09-2008, 10:04 PM #8
I'm sure that he will get some good old fashioned "jail house justice"
07-09-2008, 10:40 PM #9Former Member
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He probably thought the baby peed on him on purpose just to piss him off.
07-09-2008, 10:57 PM #10Registered User
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Would it be so terrible to sterilize people like him? I wonder what slippery slope that would open up. I am sure the ACLU would come running to his rescue if people like him were prevented from parenting.
Nevermind the innocent infant that he brutalized.
Even though the baby was not his own, this "kid" should never ever reproduce.
07-10-2008, 06:39 AM #11
May I scream? "Ladies do not automatically think that your boyfriend is going to love, cherish and adore your brand new infant. Do not assume that a 17 year old guy is going to be happy about getting up in the middle of the night with an infant".
Of course this is not all 17 year olds and it's not all boyfriends or girlfriends of a partner with an infant, but come on. It's almost daily we here of something like this and there's a poor baby suffering for it.
Scott Perigo needs his azz whipped.
07-10-2008, 07:46 AM #12
As much as I love my son I think if he battered a child I wouldn't post his bail.
07-10-2008, 08:27 AM #13
perhaps part of the guidelines for bringing you child home should be signing a form that indicates the child will be demanding, will require you to feed it, is totally dependent and cannot control bodily functions including crying. Sign here if you understand this to be true and promise not to inflict injury on the child when this happens...
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