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Man Charged With Child Abuse Arrested in N.Y.

Posted June 25, 2007

— A local man wanted on child abuse charges was arrested Monday morning in New York, police said.

Shaun Marquis Tapp, 24, of James Street, was charged in March with one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

Durham police were contacted on Feb. 28 after a 2-year-old Durham boy was admitted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for medical treatment. The child had a broken pelvis, a large burn on his buttocks and other injuries.

Investigators also discovered that the toddler and his 5-year-old brother were both malnourished.

Tapp, whose photo was shown on a recent episode of "N.C. Wanted" on Fox50, was arrested Monday in Mount Vernon, N.Y., by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force.

"N.C. Wanted" can be seen at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays on Fox50.


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  • wildatheart99 Jun 25, 2007

    Good!!! I’m glad that he got caught. I hope they abuse his tail in jail. People if you don't want to have kids; please stop having unprotected sex. Use pills and condoms, anything to stop this madness. These darling kids don't as for you to have them. How can you be so mean to a part of you? What if our parents did these things to us? My generation wouldn't exist. God please help the kids!!

  • ladyblue Jun 25, 2007

    May the devil get his due and God have mercy on your soul.

  • Historians 12th Jun 25, 2007

    Wolfman, my feelings exactly !

  • diwanicki Jun 25, 2007

    I am glad he was found. How can anyone harm a child? They are innocent little people. They didn't ask to be brought into this world. I pray the kids are doing better and have a better life without this creep.

  • wolfmandan Jun 25, 2007

    I have zero use for anyone who hurts a child. I sincerely hope they send him straight to Central Prison. The Devil has a special place in Haydes for people like him..I hope he gets an express train there!!!!

  • skinnycow Jun 25, 2007

    I am glad he was caught now I just hope that if he is guilty of this that justice will be served. Where is mom?