Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dad accused of abusing 4-month-old son (Providence, Rhode Island)

Dad is identified as JHON PINO.


Providence man accused of abusing infant son

By Darren Soens Published: September 30, 2014, 10:54 am | Updated: September 30, 2014, 9:13 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man is facing child abuse charges after his four-month-old son suffered a seizure and was rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

The doctor who examined the child notified police of possible abuse. Investigators questioned the father, Jhon Pino, and charged him with first-degree child abuse, police confirmed for Eyewitness News.

According to the initial police report, the baby’s mother told police the child appeared to be fine when she left her apartment last Thursday at 8 a.m. However, at 9:30 a.m. she received a call that her son had been rushed to the hospital. The mother told police she had no idea how her baby was hurt.

According to the report, Pino initially told police he did not know how the baby was injured. However, after a detective used a teddy bear to demonstrate how an injury like the one the victim sustained happens, Pino broke down in tears.

“Oh my God, I think I hurt my baby,” Pino is quoted in the report. “I was trying to comfort the baby and was holding the baby sideways on my knee and he went into a seizure.”

The child’s condition was unknown as of Tuesday morning.