RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) — Authorities say a 39-year-old man has been arrested for willful cruelty to a child after a 5-month-old girl was discovered to have three broken ribs in the healing stages.
The victim was examined at Loma Linda University Medical Center this past Wednesday,READ MORE: Large Commercial Blaze Erupts In South LA
Forensic pediatricians determined the victim’s injuries were consistent with suspected child abuse. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Crimes Against Children Detail were summoned to conduct an investigation.
Detectives said the victim lives in Rancho Cucamonga with Michael Jerome Ervin.READ MORE: 6 Dr. Seuss Books Won't Be Published Over Racist Imagery
Authorities said they conducted an extensive investigation, Ervin was arrested on Thursday, July 12. He was booked at the Central Detention Center for willful cruelty to a child.
Bail was set at $100,000.MORE NEWS: Suspect Runs Into Walmart Following Bizarre Pursuit From Riverside To Westminster
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Cassandra Slawson at (909) 387-0366. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.