Years of disturbing child abuse reports came before disappearance of Corona boy, whose father faces murder charge
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Noah McIntosh

By Marissa Wenzke, KTLA

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) -- The father of an 8-year-old Corona boy who has been missing for months was accused of abuse for years — a disturbing set of allegations that describe the child being sent to school in a diaper and often punished violently for "potty issues."

More than a dozen reports — many of them dating back to 2017 — were made to the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services regarding Noah McIntosh. The department released records this week outlining the years of reported abuse.

Bryce McIntosh pleaded not guilty to murder in April while the boy's mother, Jillian Godfrey, pleaded not guilty to willful child cruelty. Authorities have said he bought four gallons of muriatic acid, bolt cutters, two pairs of long-cuffed gloves and a bottle of drain opener from a Home Depot on March 4 — the day Noah was last seen.

Many of the allegations in the newly released records relate to Noah suffering from bladder exstrophy, a rare condition in which one's bladder is exposed to the exterior skin surface or is essentially located "outside the body," as many of the records explain.

His father once told police Noah had undergone four major surgeries and two minor surgeries to treat the condition, records show. One of those surgeries was performed within days of authorities responding to a report of abuse.

Noah had been living with his grandparents in Anaheim for more than seven years before he began staying with his father in Corona in August 2017. Late that month, social workers were told Noah had gone to visit his father and had not come back for three weeks as his father refused to let him leave and enrolled him and his sister in a local school.

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