Dad is identified as YONDER LEIVA IZQUIERDO. Notice that while the mother has apparently not had charges filed against her, she has still lost custody to CPS.
Harlingen father charged with baby's injuries
February 29, 2012 10:12 AM
Special to the Valley Morning Star
HARLINGEN — A 24-year-old Harlingen man was arrested Monday and charged with injury to his 5-month-old child.
On Feb. 2, a police officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Rangerville Road in response to a report of possible child abuse.
A Child Protective Services caseworker told the officer that a 5-month-old boy showed signs of abuse, including bite marks, bruises and abrasions to his legs, thighs, buttocks and cheeks, according to a Harlingen Police press release.
The baby’s mother, a 19-year-old Harlingen woman, told the caseworker that the child’s father, Yonder Leiva Izquierdo, caused the baby’s injuries.
The baby was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center by EMS for treatment.
HPD Sgt. John Parrish said the child’s injuries were not life-threatening, and added that CPS removed the baby from the home and placed him in foster care.
After investigating the report, a detective identified Izquierdo as the suspect, according to a HPD press release.
Izquierdo was later arrested, and was arraigned Tuesday, with his bond was set at $40,000.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a third-degree felony is punishable by no more than 10 years or less than two years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
A fine not to exceed $10,000 may be levied.