Greenfield man who kicked his daughter in CVS checkout line gets 2½-year sentence

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Published: 6/13/2017 7:56:47 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man will spend the next six months behind bars after being convicted Tuesday of kicking his daughter in the CVS on Main Street in January.

Michael C. Rosa, 36, of Greenfield, will serve six months of a 2½ year sentence in the Hampshire County House of Correction, with the rest of the sentence suspended.

He will then be under a five-year probationary period where he will have to meet with the state Department of Children and Families and take anger management courses.

Rosa was charged in January with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) and reckless endangerment of a child. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

In a bench trial in Northampton District Court, Judge William O’Grady found Rosa guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon but not guilty of the second charge, according to a news release.

Rosa was arrested Jan. 15 after a CVS employee reported the crime. Surveillance footage at the store shows Rosa yelling at his son and daughter throughout their visit to the store, according to a police report.

At the cash register is when things boiled over. He told his “young daughter” repeatedly to “get the f— away from me” before kicking her in the chest, according to the report.

Rosa denied kicking her, but did say he “pushed her back with his foot,” according to the report.

The girl told police she was not injured and did not need medical attention. A family member picked the two kids up from the store, police said.

One officer noted that as Rosa was arrested, he said he “was glad to finally have a break from his kids.”

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