Skip to Content

Father accused of child abuse indicted by grand jury

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A Yuma man has been formally charged after being accused of child abuse.

41-year-old Christiano Toilolo was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday and is facing five counts of domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse.

He will appear in court on June 10.

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said it 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 Toilolo on Friday, May 24, who is the father of the child.

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. 

Article Topic Follows: Yuma County

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Danyelle Burke North

Danyelle Burke North joined the KYMA team in March 2024 as a reporter.

If you have any story ideas, you can contact her at

Author Profile Photo

Faith Rodriquez

Faith Rodriquez is a digital content director who joined in 2022.

If you any story ideas then you can contact her at:


KYMA KECY is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content