Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

California man, Joshua Cooper, arrested for child cruelty after biting off infant son’s nose

A Fairfield, California infant admitted to the Doctors at Oakland Children’s Hospital is currently in stable condition after suffering a skull fracture, a brain hemorrhage, and one third of the child’s nose had been severed off.

Joshua Cooper Image/Fairfield Police Department

Joshua Cooper
Image/Fairfield Police Department

The 18-year-old father of the child has been arrested and booked for Child Cruelty and Aggravated Mayhem.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, they received a call Thursday morning from a woman who claimed her infant child was bleeding from his nose.

When police arrived they found the one-month-old infant bleeding from the face.

There were several people in the house to include the father, the 17-year-old mother and other family.

The criminal investigation determined that the infant’s father, Joshua Cooper, had bitten the child’s nose off out of frustration from the infant crying. The investigation continues to determine how the infant sustained the skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. Sharlene says:

    This makes me sick. Monster.

  2. kathy says:

    being a teen is not an excuse at all!!!!! my husband and I were teenagers when we had our first child and we adored her . she never had a hand laid on her in her entire life!!! these people are monsters…should not be considered humans.

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