Las Cruces Man Arrested for Beating Girlfriend's 2-Year-Old
POSTED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:31pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 8:34am
LAS CRUCES- Police arrested a man for abusing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.
Adrian Banda, 19, was arrested late Monday evening and is charged with one count of intentional child abuse.
On Monday, Police were called to Memorial Medical Center where the 2-year-old girl was being treated for injuries to her face, forehead, mouth and left ear.
Police say Banda had been watching the girl while her 21-year-old mother was at work. When the girl’s mother arrived home after work she noticed bruises and her daughter appeared to have a neck injury. The girl was then taken to the hospital. The girl’s injuries are not life-threatening.
Detectives interviewed Banda and the girl’s mother and found several inconsistencies in Banda’s statements.
Banda was arrested and transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.