Friday, August 22, 2014

Dad charged with felony child abuse of 4-month-old son (New Bern, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as JACOB ISAAK PINYAN.

Teen dad charged after infant shows 'Shaken Baby' symptoms, NC deputies say

Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:24 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 3:29 PM EDT

By Rod Overton -

NEW BERN, NC - Deputies say they've arrested a teen father accused of abusing a 4-week-old infant.

Jacob Isaak Pinyan, age 19, the father of the child, is charged with Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Physical Injury.

Investigators say the arrest follows a report of child abuse about the infant, which showed symptoms consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The baby boy was transported to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern by its parents when the child started having difficulty breathing.

The mother of the baby has posted on Facebook throughout the incident, keeping family and friends updated on how the baby is doing. In many posts she details his health issues, an emergency flight to Greenville and asks for prayers as the infant struggles to live.

"No mother should ever have to go through what I am going through. I shouldn't be seeing my baby in pain. My heart is breaking every second, with every beep on the monitor, with every sound he makes, knowing I was powerless," wrote Karly Elizabeth Straub.

Pinyan is jailed under a $150,000 secured bond.

The child is listed in stable condition at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.