Officials: Child Suffered A Catastrophic Brain Injury, Father Charged With Child Abuse

The Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown man after an investigation revealed he physically abused his 3-month old daughter, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on May 27, 2018 at approximately 12:03 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for a possible child abuse case. 24-year-old, Eduar E. Guzman-Cruz, brought his daughter to the emergency room as she was acting abnormal, according to Jaffe. It was determined that the child suffered a serious brain injury and was subsequently transported to the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital.

On May 31, 2018, Detectives were advised that the injuries to the baby were catastrophic and significant to the extent that they were life-threatening. It was determined that the baby suffered an acute injury consistent with abusive head trauma and child physical abuse immediately prior to her admission to the hospital, said Jaffe.

Through investigative measures, a warrant was obtained and Guzman-Cruz was arrested on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for Child Abuse 1st Recklessly/Intentionally Causes Serious Physical Injury to a Child, Jaffe said in a prepared statement.

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000.00 cash only bond. Guzman-Cruz was also issued a no contact order for the victim and his 2-year-old daughter.