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3-month-old baby suffers severe physical abuse from dad (Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania)

Dad is identified as JUAN RAMEL VAZQUEZ.

3-month-old infant suffers severe physical abuse from his father
Author: Beatrice Epwene , Reporter
Published: Mar 10 2015 10:51:34 PM EDT Updated On: Mar 10 2015 11:03:35 PM EDT

A 3-month old infant is being treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital after officials say he suffered brutal abuse from the hands of his father.

Police said 26-year-old Juan Ramel Vazquez of Tobyhanna was caring for his son when he became symptomatic for bilateral retinal hemorrhages.

Pocono Mountain Regional Detectives responded to Lehigh Valley Hospital and conducted interviews with medical personnel and the child's parents.Medical personnel determined that the child had suffered abusive head trauma and also presented with old and new subdural hemorrhages in the brain.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police filed charges against Vazquez and obtained an arrest warrant.
They located Vazquez at his home and arrested him without incident on March 9.

He is facing a long list of charges including aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person, among several others.

He will be arraigned before Judge Philip Riley and bail has been set at $250.000.00.

Preliminary hearing is slated for March 18 at 10: a.m. before District Justice Anthony Fluegel.