Thursday, 14 April 2011

SBS: Arizona: James Arviso charged with child abuse

The next court appearance has been set for May 4 for James Arviso, the father arrested earlier this week on charges of child abuse.
Arviso pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday morning. His appearance was in Yuma County Superior Court because he had been indicted by the grand jury and arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant, said Roger Nelson, chief criminal deputy Yuma County Attorney.
During Wednesday's appearance, Arviso also was appointed an attorney and bond was set at $500,000. He remains in custody in the Yuma County Adult Detention Center.
Arviso, 43, and Mandy De Los Reyes, 33, both face child abuse charges stemming from severe physical injuries sustained by their 9-month-old daughter in late March.
De Los Reyes was arrested in Phoenix Tuesday and booked into a jail there. She had not made a court appearance in Yuma as of Friday afternoon, Nelson said.
Both parents have been charged with child abuse, aggravated assault and hindering prosecution.
At 5:16 p.m. on March 22, Yuma Police Department officers were called to an apartment in the 2300 block of South Madison Avenue to investigate the circumstances behind an infant having difficulty breathing.
The infant was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A YPD investigation revealed the infant suffered from severe injuries as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. She also had a significant human bite mark on her left cheek.
These injuries may lead to life-long complications or disabilities for the victim, YPD reported.
Joyce Lobeck can be reached at or 539-6853.

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