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Raleigh man accused of assaulting 3-year-old son

Posted January 1, 2011 1:40 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh man has been accused of assaulting and seriously injuring his 3-year-old son on Thursday, according to an arrest warrant.

Joseph G. Sinclair, 26, of 1616 Extine Lane, was charged Friday with one count of intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury.

The warrant states that Sinclair's son had swollen and bruised eye and lips and bruises resembling fingerprints on his neck and shoulder. The boy required emergency medical care and had to be hospitalized.

Sinclair was placed in the Wake County jail under a $100,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

If he meets bond, he has been ordered to have no contact with his son. Court records also note that he was charged with a felony while on probation.

State Department of Correction records show that Sinclair was placed on probation last August after being convicted of attempted credit card fraud. He also has a 2007 conviction for assault on a female and 2004 convictions for second-degree kidnapping and common-law robbery, DOC records state.