Haifa resident accused of abusing baby, wife

31-year-old allegedly hit infant son on several occasions, beat wife when she tried to protect child

A 31-year-old man from Haifa was indicted on Monday for the continued assault of his baby boy, since the infant was one month old, and of assaulting his wife.


The Haifa District Prosecutor's Office, which filed the indictment, has asked for the father's remand pending the completion of legal proceedings.


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According to the indictment, the father used to forcibly twist his son's arm while feeding him, and further treating him with both physical and verbal violence on several instances.


Last month, the indictment claimed, the suspect hit the baby in the face and buttocks after failing to put him to sleep. The mother took the baby to put an end to the violence, and was then allegedly assaulted by the husband herself.


The next day the mother heard the child crying while her husband was feeding him. She entered the room and asked the man to stop. "In response, the suspect hit the infant in his forehead using the bottle, causing him a red mark," the indictment alleged.


Following the incident, the mother took the baby to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with hemorrhages in the back, the buttocks and the face.


The indictment also describes additional violence directed at the wife – when she lost a credit card, when she came home late or when she did not pick up the phone when the suspect called.


The man allegedly punched and kicked her, and on one occasion poured cold water on her while she was asleep.


The suspect will answer for many charges of assault causing substantial damage in a minor, charges of attack of his spouse and charges of threatening behavior.


According to the prosecutor, the suspect admitted to several of the charges.



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