Officials Call For Swift Investigation Into Alleged Abuse Of Brooklyn Boy

Officials Call For Swift Investigation Into Alleged Abuse Of Brooklyn Boy


MISDEMEANOR OR A FELONY DEPENDING ON THE VALUE OF WHAT WAS STOLEN. NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT AT 6:00 ABOUT A TROUBLING CASE OF CHILD ABUSE IN BROOKLYN. THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES SAYS THEY TRIED TO PREVENT A TRAGEDY BUT AN ANONYMOUS TIP LED THEM TO THE WRONG ADDRESS. CBS 2’S HAZEL SANCHEZ LIVE IN GRAVESEND WITH MORE ON THIS STORY. HAZEL. Reporter: DANA, SUSPECT SALVATORE LUCCHESE POLICE SAY HAS HAD A HISTORY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ABUSING GIRLFRIENDS IN THE PAST. THERE ARE NO DOMESTIC CALLS INVOLVING HIS CURRENT GIRLFRIEND BUT HE NOW STANDS ACCUSED OF ABUSING HER SON. POLICE SAY 3-YEAR-OLD JADEN JORDAN WAS ABUSED. HE HAS A FRACTURED SKULL, BRAIN DAMAGE AND BRUISING. HIDING UNA HOOD IS SALVATORE LUCCHESE NOW UNDER ARREST FOR CAUSING THE INJURIES THAT HAVE LEFT A LITTLE BOY BRAIN-DEAD ON LIFE SUPPORT. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THEM. HEARTBROKEN. HEARTBROKEN. YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE THIS TO A CHILD. Reporter: THIS NEIGHBOR, WHO ASKED ONLY TO BE IDENTIFIED AS JOHN, SAYS HE OFTEN SAW JADEN WALKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER HERE IN THE HOODED BLACK COAT. SHE TOLD US SHE NEVER MET HER DAUGHTER’S BOYFRIEND EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD BEEN LIVING IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS. YOU DON’T KNOW HIM? NO. Reporter: ON MONDAY, POLICE SAY LUCCHESE WAS BABY SIGNATURE THE BOY AND CALLED 911 AFTER FAILED ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE HIM WITH CPR. LUCCHESE CLAIMED JADEN HIT HIS HEAD AFTER SLIPPING IN THE SHOWER ARE AT THE GRAVESEND HOME ON 5th STREET. THE BOY’S MOTHER WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME. POLICE QUESTIONED HER AND SHE WAS RELEASED. SOME NEIGHBORS HEARD THE COUPLE ARGUING IN RECENT WEEKS. LIKE A LADY FIGHTING. YOU KNOW? JUST SCREAMING. WHAT TYPE OF PARENTS WERE THEY? WEREN’T THEY MONITORED? DIDN’T THE NEIGHBORS SEE THAT PERHAPS THERE WAS A PROBLEM? Reporter: ON SATURDAY NIGHT, AN ANONYMOUS TIPSTER CALLED THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES ABOUT A CHILD BEING KEPT IN A DOG CAGE AT LUCCHESE’S HOME. ACS SAYS ITS CASEWORKERS RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY SATURDAY. AND THEN THEY RETURNED AGAIN SUNDAY. BUT THEY COULDN’T FIND ANYONE FIGURE THE COMPLAINT BECAUSE THE ADDRESS PROVIDED WAS WRONG. ACS SAYS IT FINALLY GOT THE CORRECT INFORMATION ON MONDAY, THE DAY JADEN WAS HOSPITALIZED. THE BABY ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. NEVER KNOW WHAT EVIL LURKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Reporter: STRANGERS HAVE BEEN DROPPING OFF GIFTS AND BALLOONS FOR JADEN OUTSIDE HIS HOME. THE CITY’S DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION IS NOW INVOLVED WITH HIS CASE. THEY HAVE REQUESTED ALL OF ACS RECORDS INVOLVING JADEN TO MAKE SURE THAT AGENCY DID EVERYTHING IT POSSIBLY COULD TO PROTECT HIM.

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