July 03, 2010

Oquan Blake Did The Unthinkable - Then Ran Away Like A Wounded Dog

Newark, New Jersey (The Weekly Vice) - Oquan Blake, a 24-year-old Newark man, is on the run and wanted by investigators after he allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered a 7-month-old because he was angry with the child's mother.

Newark Police say the 7-month-old's mother had planned a trip out of town for an event and left her daughter with the child's grandmother and Blake, her boyfriend of about three months.

The grandmother allegedly left the residence to go to the hospital for back pain, leaving Blake alone with the baby.

Authorities say Blake called the baby's mother to tell her that the child was getting on his nerves and that she should come home. At some point, Blake found out that the mother allegedly didn't attend the event but instead stayed at her female friend's house and that made him angry.

When the mother arrived home, she allegedly found the baby unresponsive and called police. The baby was taken to a local hospital where it was diagnosed with a fractured skull, ruptured spleen, broken ribs, bruising to the spine, a lacerated liver, and evidence of sexual assault.

Authorities say the baby was put on life support but died two days later.

Blake’s criminal record includes drug and weapons charges and he was recently released from jail and may be armed, authorities said.

Blake is currently on the run and authorities distributed his photograph and said he should not be approached. Police urge anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (877) 695-8477.

Bail has been set at $2 million dollars once he is apprehended.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice

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