Saturday, September 01, 2007

Staten Island dad jailed in fatal abuse of baby

sicko dad was arrested for allegedly fatally beating and sodomizing his 2-month-old son during a twisted, beer-fueled attack in his Staten Island apartment, officials said yesterday.

Joseph Wallace, 21, owned up to the sexual assault after coroners discovered injuries to the baby, prosecutors said.

But Wallace did not admit delivering the blows that killed Joseph Jr. on May17. The dad was arrested Thursday night after the autopsy results were released.

Wallace, who has a prior marijuana arrest, told cops he was drinking beer outside his Port Richmond home - where he lived with the baby, the boy's mom and their 1-year-old daughter - before turning on Joe Jr.

"I don't understand what made me do this," Wallace wrote of the sexual assault in a statement. "But he then went back to sleep."

The mother, 19-year-old Alyse Connors, came home to find the baby unresponsive and Wallace passed out. The child was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center.

Wallace was arraigned yesterday on manslaughter and sex-abuse charges and ordered held without bail.

"I hope he lives in fear, like this child did," said a man who spoke from Connors' father's home, but who declined to give his name.

"[The child's mother] is very upset," the man said. "It came as a complete surprise."

In a world that is so often concerned about whether or not we are having sharkfin soup or whether or not someone is wearing a furcoat ...we seem to have lost our way..and no longer see children as our most special resource. God bless this baby.


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