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Father accused of child abuse arrested

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said a man was arrested for multiple offenses including child abuse and aggravated assault.

YPD was notified on Tuesday, May 21, by the Arizona Department of Child Safety about a five-month-old child who had head injuries.

The child was flown from Yuma Regional Medical Center to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

Yuma police said detectives worked with Phoenix police and the Department of Child Safety where the situation happened in the area of 38th Street and Avenue 12 1/2 E.

YPD said officers arrested 41-year-old Christiano Toilolo on Friday, May 24, who is the father of the child.

He is being held on a bond of $250,000 and has a total of six felonies.

If you or anyone else have information on this case, contact YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. 

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