North Suburban Man Charged With Beating Infant

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) – A 21-year-old north suburban Park City man was arrested for allegedly beating his 22-day-old infant son.

The baby was brought into the emergency room of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital facility in Lake Forest on Christmas Eve around 9 p.m. and was treated for injuries, including red marks and bruising on the child’s stomach, chest and back, that medical personnel deemed suspicious.

The baby was transferred to Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, where further examination found the infant had a fracture of the femur in his leg.

“Staff at both hospitals did a superb job in identifying the suspicious injuries and notifying police,” said Lake Villa Police Chief Ron Roth.

Juan Pineda of the 500 block of Rosedale Ave., Park City, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm to a child under the age of 13, which is a Class X felony.

After treatment, the infant was released to the Department of Children and Family Services and put in protective custody. The baby had been living with his mother in Lake Villa.

Police investigators worked through the holiday and found the suspect in Vernon Hills on Thursday where he was arrested without incident.

Roth said the officers involved and the DCFS put in a lot of time and effort in the case, which he appreciated.

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  • Jim Hamilton

    Did the mom not report this?

    • Roberta Waker

      Where WAS the mother? Why didn’t she protect this baby or at the very least report the “father”. She’s as guilty as he is and they don’t deserve to have this baby. DCFS did a good job by getting on this quickly before the baby was killed. May he know only love from now on.

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  • Justforfacebook

    I am sick of all this beating and killing, especially of the youngest of children… Why do you beat a 22 day year old child?… Why do you beat a child period??… I say we need to pass laws that permit the prisons to sterilize any person caught harming a child in any way… May be archaic to you, but these people should never be allowed to reproduce again…

    • Roberta Waker

      Not only should they be sterilized, but all aid should be cut off and any other children removed from such dangerous surroundings. There is NEVER a reason to beat a baby or child – NEVER. Good job DCFS – keep it going.

  • True

    Yeah, and the guy in Indiana who raped and killed and kept the child’s head in his fridge is Mexican too, right?

    • Lyndia

      True, they don’t like the truth. You are hitting them where it hurts.

    • Jim Hamilton

      @True hey thats a different topic stay on topic here please. I do agree with your earlier comment.

      • true

        Hey Hamilton, number one i did not make a comment earlier, number two, the racist comments are off topic, but you don’t have a problem with that, do you?

      • Lyndia

        True, this statement is off topic but read this just the same. Don’t knock you head off about the low lives that make racist comments. This is the site for racists. You will never believe how stupid and uncouth they are. I am not a racist but when they talk about my race, I talk about theirs too. I know I am stooping to their level but it is what it is.

      • Afro

        The site for racist and thats why you are here

      • true

        I’m sad for you, you have nothing better to do early (12:52am) new year’s eve, but be here insulting people, that plus your grammar tells me you’re a punk kid, uneducated, living in filth, lonely and most likely a criminal

      • jim Hamilton

        Oh that was another guys comment thank you for clarifying that now um what racial comment are you talking about? I haven’t posted in here for a long time so?

  • Tami Rosas

    This has nothing to do with Mexican culture. Before you go spouting off about things you do not know, get your facts straight. And this was not a 22 day year old, it was a 22 day old. Yes, our judicial system needs to crack down harder on people who harm kids, but have you ever thought that in some cases, there may be a few that honestly did not know any better, did their time and came out completely rehabilitated and never did anything else illegal again? That is highly possible. Stop being so judgemental because it is not your place to judge anyone.

  • Afro

    Lyndia will say she isn’t racist but here is her conversation with a black, female police officer they both claim they are not racist, read this.

    Pamala E.
    Afro, I’m not racist and I didn’t say one racist thing in my post. Wow, but you certainly displayed a lot of anger. I have offered no excuses for any Black people so I’m not really what you’re talking about with that comment. I have White teammates and White partner, so a racist I am not. I am, however, reserving the right to address one aspect of your post. And it is painfully clear that, even with all your anger, you know little about the UNCF beyond, obviously, what the N stands for. So, perhaps you simply couldn’t answer the question. UNCF schools do not exclude White people never have but I understand that having the correct information has no purpose in a rant.
    December 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Pam, Pam, Pam, can’t you see that afro and some of the other idiots are plan stupid. Can’t you see that? I’m educated, own my own home, have an advance degree. I drive a nice car and I have a 401K. These people that you are attempting to have dialogue with are racist. You cannot reason with them. THEY ARE TRAILER TRASH. Therefore, talk about them. Remind them of how the killed off the Indians. (White man speaks with a fork tongue.) Remind them how they are hated the world over.
    December 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm
    Pamala E.
    Lyndia, you are so right I am surrendering this madness to them cause they just don’t get it. Ha! Ha! Perhaps they do need to be reminded of some historical truths about themselves. Cause there is no reasoning with them. Thanks for
    the reality check.
    December 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    sure sounds like to me that they are having a lot of fun at the expense of the white mans race and thats fine I can live with that but they lie and say they aren’t racist that makes them ni gg ers in my book

    • Afro

      Lyndia says “afro and some of the other idiots ar PLAN stupid. Can’t you see that? I’m educated, own my own home, have ADVANCE degree. (must be in basket weaving) but she will lie she can’t tell the truth but yet White man has fork tongue ROFLOMA

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