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October 24th, 2011
05:17 PM ET

Man Allegedly Caught On Tape Swinging Baby by Neck with Blanket

A California woman who set up a hidden camera in her home because she suspected her boyfriend was cheating on her ended up capturing him doing something much worse than she expected, prosecutors said Friday.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 24-year-old Joshua Allen Robey was caught on tape swinging his 2-month-old son by the neck with a “noose-like” blanket and repeatedly shaking and punching him. Robey has been charged with attempted murder, torture and child abuse causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old, a press release stated.

Joshua Allen Robey
Joshua Allen Robey

Prosecutors allege that on October 18, Robey went to his girlfriend’s home to babysit their son. The girlfriend, who believed he was cheating on her, had the hidden camera record his actions while she was out.

When she watched the video the following morning, the girlfriend saw Robey wrap a blanket around the child’s neck and lift him by the ends of the blanket, “swinging the victim around for over a minute,” according to the district attorney’s press release. He also allegedly lay the baby down and punched him several times, grabbed him by the throat and violently shook him.

Prosecutors say Robey attempted to suffocate the boy at one point by covering his face with a blanket and covering his mouth with his hand.

The girlfriend’s mother took the boy to the hospital on October 19 after learning about the video and the hospital then contacted Anaheim police. Robey was arrested later that night at a motel where he was staying.

Robey remains in custody at Orange County Jail awaiting a November 9 arraignment. If convicted, he could face 15 years to life in prison.

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  1. scoobydont

    15 years...what a joke.. he'll get "probation" and released

    October 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm
  2. Catherine

    Reading the story of the man who was caught on tape swinging is two month old baby by neck with blanket, I began to ry. I cannot imagine anyone doing this to an innocent two month old baby. I hope he gets life in prison wirhour parole. This man punch the baby and tried to suffocate him. No. He needs life in prison without any chance of parole.

    October 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm
  3. JustSmile

    This man knew he was doing wrong. What a savage...

    November 1, 2011 at 1:58 am
  4. Deborah C

    This pervert needs a daily dose of his own medicine for the rest of his life. How can someone be that sick to mistreat a child in that way. May he rot in jail or be given a death sentence. I hope the baby has not suffered too many effects of his treatment.

    Women you need to make sure who you are dating will take care of your child, how you do this I don't know, but surely there must be some type of lowlife attitude to begin with. It appears there are more and more of these types of cases across the nation including rapes of months old babies by men and boys. Grandparents need to be overseeing it looks like, I am suspicious of people when it comes to kids, mine when they were young and now the grandkids.

    November 1, 2011 at 2:05 am
  5. Maria la O

    This all comes again as a consequence of these foolish women who try to make mothers out of fathers. Most fathers don't really care about their children anyway. But when they are made to babysit them and take care of them, they are so resentful of these burdensome little creatures that lots of times they end up murdering them. Mothers do not try to turn men into your caretaker. It is not in their nature. No mother should leave a 2 month old under anyone else's care anyway. It is such an energy consuming task, requiring such a large amount of patience and love, that only a real mother could do it.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:21 am
  6. Sharon

    to Maria – It is NOT babysitting when the child belongs to the guy, it is called taking responsibility for YOUR child. I don't think this loser is responsible enough to trust a rat in his care, though.

    The problem I have (other than what the bio father did) is the fact that the GRANDmother is said to be the one who took the baby to the hospital. Why not the MOTHER? Was she going to just sweep it under the carpet and forgive him or was she going to ever get treatment for the baby. The grandmother appears to be the ONLY responsible party in all of this. God Bless HER.

    November 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm
  7. Mr. Vic

    He needs to get a life sentence when convicted. No parole either should ever be granted him. No baby would ever be safe if he ever got out on parole.
    Children's Rights Watch

    November 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm
  8. mcmasehere

    This is a predator who cares nothing for ANY child...including his own! He deserves 15 years NO parole and should be listed as a dangerous child predator!! This child should be take away from the mother also being that SHE did not call the police!! She did not protect her own child! This is not the first time he has done this to this child. Obvious bruises and marks had to have been evident before this incident. She should be charged with endangering a child. She was more concerened about another woman than her own child. I believe all child predators should not only do jail time without parole BUT also be branded with a "P" on their forehead for all too see! It would save this country money in hunting down these predators and would be a walking billboard for everyone to see...especially children.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm