Sunday, August 9, 2015

"Caretaking" dad charged with abusing son while mom worked; 90% of baby's brain damaged (San Antonio, Texas)

This story has become all too typical. Deadbeat dad drafted into doing "caretaking" while Mom is forced to work to support the family. Daddy abuses the baby, and then can't even be bothered to get medical help. That's Mom's job too.

Sick of these @$$holes.

Dad is identified as JEREMY VALDERAS.

Father arrested, accused of shaking infant son

KENS 5 7:27 p.m. CDT July 21, 2015

A man has been arrested and is accused of abusing his infant son.

According to an arrest affidavit, the child was left in the care of his father, Jeremy Valderas, 21, on July 8 while his mother was at work. When the mother returned home, the affidavit states that she noticed the baby was breathing abnormally and struggled to open his eyes.

The mother attempted to take the child to the hospital but was driving at such a high rate of speed, the affidavit states, that police pulled her over and called EMS upon seeing the child's condition. EMS took the child to Methodist Hospital, according to the affidavit. There, doctors said he suffered a brain bleed, blown right pupil, abrasions to his face and other injuries. Doctors noted that the injuries are consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome, according to the affidavit.

The mother and Valderas were both questioned by detectives that night and released. During the questioning, Valderas said he did not harm the child but admitted to being the only one to have contact with the child during the hours the mother was at work.

On July 13, a detective with SAPD went to Methodist Children's Hospital to check on the baby, according to the affidavit. The detective was told that the baby's brain was 90% damaged and suffered permanent injuries, according to the affidavit.

On July 21, Valderas voluntarily returned to police headquarters to provide an additional statement. According to the affidavit, Valderas confirmed his previous statement and said the baby was fine when the mother left for work. This time, the affidavit said Valderas acknowledged there was something wrong with the baby and attempted to perform CPR. He admitted that he never called EMS to check on him, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also indicates that Valderas provided inconsistent statements that differed from the text messages he sent the babies mother the day of the incident.

Valderas faces a charge of injury to a child with intent.