Upper Darby ‘beast’ arrested for violating girl, 4, with a spoon

Antoine Palmer.
Antoine Palmer, 23, usually picks the girl up from day care.

An Upper Darby man allegedly violated a 4-year-old girl with a spoon, police said.

Antoine Palmer, 23, of the 500 block of Woodcliffe Road, was charged and then arraigned Friday after doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia confirmed there had been some type of penetration with a foreign object.

The girl came home on Aug. 27 and was bleeding from her vagina, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. She was apparently in Palmer’s care prior to this, he said, as he regularly picks up the girl from day care and babysits until the mother returns home from work.

The girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation and it was determined that “some type of object was stuffed in her vagina,” according to Chitwood. He said the spoon had been used in some type of slicing motion.

The girl then positively identified Palmer as the culprit to police.

“It’s very, very difficult when you have to deal with a 4-year-old,” he said, “because you have to handle it very cautiously and respectfully.”

Palmer was charged with aggravated indecent assault and corruption of a minor, among others.

He was detained at Upper County Jail, with his bail set at $250,000. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 6.

Chitwood called his behavior “animalistic.”

“To violate a 4-year-old,” he said. “He is a beast.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Rapper affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan 'cuts off own…

Rapper Andre Johnson, who has performed with New York outfit the Wu-Tang Clan, is in a critical condition after reportedly cutting off his own penis…

National

Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…

International

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…

National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox beat White Sox…

Red Sox walk 15 times in extra innings win

NBA

Kris Humphries on free agency, future with Celtics:…

Kris Humphries on free agency, future with Celtics: 'I hope to be back'

NBA

Celtics turn attention to NBA Draft, improve lottery…

Celtics turn attention to NBA Draft, improve lottery odds with loss

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…

Wellbeing

Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.