Georgetown man arrested for physically abusing 3-month-old daughter

GEORGETOWN –  Delaware State Police have arrested a 24-year-old Georgetown man after an investigation revealed he physically abused his 3-month old daughter.

Eduar Guzman-Cruz

Eduar E. Guzman-Cruz was arrested Tuesday, June 5 at approximately 8:44 p.m. for child abuse first degree, recklessly/intentionally causes serious physical injury to a child, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Guzman-Cruz was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.  Guzman-Cruz was also issued a no contact order for the victim and his 2-year-old daughter.

Investigation began May 27 when troopers were dispatched to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for a possible child abuse case. Guzman-Cruz brought his daughter to the emergency room saying she was acting abnormal.

It was determined that the child suffered a serious brain injury and was subsequently transported to the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital, Cpl. Jaffe said.

On May 31, 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, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Through investigative measures, a warrant was obtained and Guzman-Cruz.

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