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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division, Valley Abused Child Section announces the arrest of a father whose abuse led to the permanent injury of his 14-month-old son.
On March 22, 2022, a 14-month-old boy was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency surgery, after sustaining what was later identified as permanent head and brain injuries as a result of alleged child abuse.
After a lengthy investigation led by the LAPD’s Valley Abused Child Section, the suspect was identified as 21-year-old Cesar Cabrera, a resident of North Hollywood, and the 14-month-old boy’s biological father. During questioning, Cabrera confessed and admitted to the abuse. On August 23, 2022, Cabrera was placed under arrest and booked at Van Nuys Jail for the charge of 273(a) Penal Code Section- Willful Harm to a Child- Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury or Death (Booking No. 6449884). The bail amount was set at $100,000. Cabrera posted bond and is expected to return to court on September 13, 2022.
On August 24, 2022, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. The charges of 273ab(b) Penal Code Section- Assault on a Child Resulting in Paralysis of a Permanent Nature and 273ab(a) Penal Code Section- Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Injury were filed against Cabrera.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Media Relations Office at 213-486-5910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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.