CRIME

A 42-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police said he caused a child to suffer various head injuries nearly two years ago.

Jesse Rodriguez-Vicens was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke Wednesday afternoon and faces a charge of injury to a child. His bond was set at $100,000.

Authorities say Rodrigues-Vicens admitted to throwing the then 2-year-old child into the air with intention of catching him in an incident that occurred in May 2017, according to an arrest affidavit. The child, however, was said to have struck a ceiling fan and potentially a bed frame.

Rodriguez-Vicens reportedly admitted the next morning the child could not walk without falling down.

Police obtained the child’s medical records and learned he suffered two skull fractures and brain bleeding.

mpayne@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

(2) comments

emso614

There is so much more to this story! Arresting him for an accident that happened two years ago and was cleared by CPS is ridiculous! There has to be a deeper reason asto why this case has reopened.

Figpak4

I agree, the incident was deemed an accident, void of mallace intent, and his actions run parallel to to millions of other fathers that have tossed their kids in the air. It’s unfortunate the child was injured as a result but all parents including myself have done something to cause an indilibrate injury. Even my ex wife was accidently burned with grease by one of her parents and no arrests were made. Accidents happen when you play with your kids. He did the right things seeking medical attention for the child after realizing something wasn’t quite right. The police and child protective services both did an extensive investigation and deemed the incident an accident, and cleared this man. If he were a wanted man, they would have arrested him days later, as he never moved from the same residence, not two years later. It definitely raises flags to why all of a sudden they reopen the case..

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