Father of Injured Child Arrested 08/23/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT DEREK D. PACHECO
PHONE: 961-2252
AUGUST 23, 2000
G-39426

MEDIA RELEASE

The father of a 9-year-old boy was arrested for assault Wednesday (August 23, 2000) after police arrived at the family’s residence and found the child severely injured.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child at a Naele Street address in Pahoa, Puna.

An investigation revealed that the boy’s injuries were consistent with physical abuse, and the officers arrested the father at 12:45 a.m.

The child was taken to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment, but at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, the victim was flown to the Kapiolani Women’s Center on Oahu in extremely critical condition.

The father is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation.

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