Monday, June 29, 2009

Boyfriend beats 19-month-old girl and her mother (Archibald, Pennsylvania)

Boyfriend JORGE IVAN REYES is accused of beating his girlfriend's 19-month-old child so badly that she received a fractured skull, broken ribs, and nearly died. He is already in jail for assaulting the little girl's mother. Reyes is playing it dumb: says he "doesn't know" how the little girl got hurt, only that "he didn't do it." He also denies beating the mom. Riiiight.

Posted on Fri, Jun. 26, 2009

Pa. man charged in near-fatal child beating
The Associated Press

ARCHBALD, Pa. - A prosecutor says a northeastern Pennsylvania man beat a 19-month-old girl so badly that she nearly died.

As he was taken to court Friday, 25-year-old Jorge Ivan Reyes of Jermyn denied attacking Faith Larson, who had a fractured skull, broken ribs and other injuries. Reyes told reporters he doesn't know how she got hurt, but he didn't do it.

Lackawanna County Deputy District Attorney Michelle Olshefski says if the girl hadn't been taken to the hospital when she was, she would have died. She says the child has gone through multiple surgeries.

Reyes was already jailed because he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, Cassidy Rega, who is the child's mother. He denies attacking her as well.

Authorities say the abuse happened in their apartment in Jermyn, a little over 100 miles north-northwest of Philadelphia.