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Monday, December 3, 2018

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Father of Child Arrested for Child Abuse Resulting in Death NR18307ma

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section, is investigating the death of a 4-year-old female.

On December 2nd, officers and detectives responded to the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC-USCMC). They were requested after a 4-year-old female was transported there at 11:15 a.m. by ambulance. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim had been transported from a residence in the 1500 block of east 42nd Street. Police were requested by the hospital staff.

Detectives initial investigation has led them to arrest the father of the victim, 23-year-old Charles Richard Lee. Lee has been arrested for a felony charge; child abuse resulting in death. Lee's booking number is 5487075. At this time, the investigation is on-going and is pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Abused Child Section, Juvenile Division, at (213)486-0570, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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