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Raleigh man charged with breaking infant's ribs

Posted April 9, 2014

— A 33-year-old man turned himself in for allegedly fracturing his infant son's ribs.

Raleigh police started investigating the incident after Craig Mitchell Sopo brought the child, who was eight weeks old at the time, to WakeMed on February 18.

Sopo, of 1428 Hatherleigh Court, was charged with child abuse. His next court date is April 30.

Sopo's LinkedIn account lists him as vice president for underwriting and portfolio management at PNC Financial Services. PNC officials would not confirm Sopo's employment, saying they are unable to comment on personnel matters.

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  • itsmyownopinion Apr 10, 2014

    I would never defend a child abuser, but is it possible the child has a connective tissue disorder that would cause such breakage? It happens.

    As a matter of fact "Katie" is on now with couples who have children with this disorder and the fathers in two cases have been interviewed so far.

    I found a link for the first story.

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Brittle-bone-disease-spotlight-231994031.html

  • ncprr1 Apr 10, 2014

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    Some people on here would have you barred from ever being around kids again. Let the village raise your child.

  • ncprr1 Apr 10, 2014

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    How about determining if he is guilty first? Just a thought...

  • HomeBrewDude Apr 10, 2014

    Here is the thing. There are thousands of parents that are falsely accused and railroaded by CPS. I had CPS at my own house several times because my toddler tripped and fell and broke a rib. Trust me when I say this - do not assume people are guilty of something just because it's in the news. It is extremely scary how much power we give to CPS with no checks and balances.

  • 678devilish Apr 10, 2014

    He should have an order where he can never be around any child as long as they are under age. Meanwhile he needs some jail time and strong counseling. Mothers be aware what man you bring around your child.

  • dwr1964 Apr 10, 2014

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    BIZARO...thank you for making my point

  • bizarro Apr 10, 2014

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    Where's the proof he did that? How do you know it wasn't an accident?

  • bizarro Apr 10, 2014

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    The fact that he turned himself in has nothing to do with his guilt. Lot of guilty criminals turn themselves in.

  • ncprr1 Apr 10, 2014

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    If the police are looking for you and you are innocent do you, 1) turn yourself in, or, 2) run?

  • dwr1964 Apr 10, 2014

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    The article clearly states that this man turned himself in. I don't know too many people who have turned themselves into the police, for doing nothing wrong.

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