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Raleigh man accused of abusing toddler

Posted August 13, 2012

A Raleigh man faces charges that he abused his girlfriend's 19-month-old toddler.

Police believe that Angelo Lovell Lofton Jr., 30, of 6907 Coventry Ridge Road, abused the girl while babysitting her on Friday, according to arrest warrants. The girl suffered liver and kidney damage, a laceration on her lip and bruises on her forehead, warrants state.

During the investigation, police also uncovered evidence they say links Lofton to attempts in May and July to set fire to an apartment in The Lakes complex, where he used to live, according to warrants.

Lofton was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and attempted first-degree arson. He was given a $75,000 secured bond and placed in the Wake County jail. If he meets his bond, he is ordered to have no contact with the toddler.


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  • perfectionlgs Aug 15, 2012

    hmmmmmmmm....I agree who needs a man that bad. Ladies stop meeting these men and leaving these men with your children if you need a baby sitter use family and or friends...some men are just not boyfriend and or daddy material. My prayers are with this child that she makes a full revovery...and mom learn from this because you could of been burying your child.....protect your children.

  • hmmmmm Aug 13, 2012

    I hope this wasn't the result of the mother "needing" a man. No woman "needs" a man, she should know it's OK to be a single parent! I'm widowed with 2 kids & I'm fine. Matter of fact, I just emailed a friend this morning who was whining about the men in our society. I told her what I want in a man at my age: One who has a job; isn't an alcoholic/drug user; has his own vehicle; isn't an abuser/womanizer or hiding a wife; has his own home & isn't looking to me to supply it; can give his time to me & my kids & isn't a slob, I don't mind cleaning, but please don't make my job harder than it needs to be; willingness to help me handle yard work would be a huge plus! I enjoy tinkering in the yard, but it's hard to keep up all by myself! A good man will have all these qualities. Seems like a tall order, but I am stable on my own & had that when my husband was alive! I've kissed a lot of frogs since my husband died, so if it's not right, I'd rather be alone! C'mon ladies...WAKE UP!

  • working for deadbeats Aug 13, 2012

    Smarten up, ladies!

  • whats happening Aug 13, 2012

    Forgive me for judging the mother. I don't know the situation. I guess I jumped to conclusions. But my heart is with that innocent little child that was abused for no reason. It is heart breaking! I do apologize. But I don't apologize for caring.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 13, 2012

    why doesn't he have a job

    Because no employer will not give him a chance. How about you, would you give him a job once this is over? Don't need all talk but the absolute truth. Good day.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 13, 2012

    Many employers will not hire you regardless how your application or resume looks. But it could be them one day. Of course they don't see that.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 13, 2012

    Lock him up!

    He is locked up. Reread the story.

  • cblackman Aug 13, 2012

    why doesn't he have a job so the mother can watch the child....I know the answer....too many folks sitting around acting like there's nothing to do....meanwhile, we have all the kids to support and they try to beat them to death....I don't get it....people, we need to wake up and demand some changes....these kids are suffering already....everyday...no free breakfast, no free lunch, no free housing, no free medical care, none of these make their lives tolerable....it's sad....and, we contribute to this behavior....

  • Frank Downtown Aug 13, 2012

    Lock him up!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 13, 2012

    and will be released to other family members who will make sure the baby is safe.

    Then again, could she really rely on her family? Sometime and many times young mothers cannot depend on their own family. Sad but true. Many of you on this board can identify with certain situation like that. Be truthful when commenting.