Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

On August 19, 2019, a 13-day-old infant boy was taken to the emergency room of CHOC hospital after the boy’s mother woke up to find him badly beaten. The victim suffered a skull fracture, multiple visible injuries to his face and body, as well as internal injuries. The victim also tested positive for methamphetamine and was in critical condition.

Santa Ana Police Special Crimes Detectives investigated this case and quickly identified Jonathan Reyes as the suspect. Reyes is the victim’s biological father and was out on bail for a robbery that occurred in March of this year. Reyes admitted to using methamphetamine and was caring for the victim while the victim’s mother was asleep. Reyes denied abusing his child but made incriminating statements.

Reyes was arrested and booked at the Orange County Jail on child abuse charges. He was also charged with committing a crime while out on bail.

Santa Ana Police Department Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this case to contact Detective Giovanni Tapia at 714-245-8516, gtapia@santa-ana.org or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

3 thoughts on “Father of 13-day-old infant arrested on child abuse charges”
  1. I don’t understand how young parents keep on having children and don’t take the responsibility of acting like adults not only that how can you beat a baby and infant especially yours I understand as a father but how could the mother not know this it’s just sad I need to put away forever my love goes out to the mother family the baby is in gods hands I pray he’s OK

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