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No Superman logo for Ottawa man's tribute to young boy

An Ottawa man who is trying to build a statue as a tribute to a young Toronto boy who died of neglect and starvation has run into a road block with DC Entertainment.

Todd Boyce raised money to design the Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial statue, which will be put up in a park near the Danforth in Toronto.

The statue was supposed to depict young Jeffrey wearing a Superman costume, but Boyce said DC Entertainment, which owns the Superman trademark will not give them permission to use the logo.

"I ended up going through the president of DC eventually, and got on the phone with one of their lawyers and it was explained to me that they don't want the character of Superman to be associated with child abuse," he told NewsTalk 1010.

He said the letter 'S' on the logo will be replaced by 'J' for Jeffrey.

Boyce learned about Jeffrey during a coroner's inquest into his death last year.

Jeffrey was five years old when he died in 2002.

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