Arrest made in Child Abuse case
TUCSON, AZ – A three-year old is in critical condition and an arrest has been made after a child abuse call Wednesday, April 26, when a woman driving her daughter to the hospital called 911.
According to TPD, 31-year old Gilbert Cuhen, the boyfriend of the child’s mother was arrested Thursday.
The mother told police everyone was home when she heard commotion in the backyard, when she went back to check she found her daughter unresponsive and drove her to the hospital.
On her way to the hospital she dialed 911 when her daughter was getting worse, according to TPD. Police and firefighters arrived and determined the girl’s injuries were a result of physical abuse.
When police went to question Cuhen at the house, he was not there and it was later found out he left to New Mexico to stay with family.
While in New Mexico Cuhen did speak to authorities, according to TPD.
Cuhen drove back to Tucson Thursday after speaking with a detective in the child abuse unit at TPD over the phone.
After driving to the TPD station Cuhen was taken into custody and arrested on two counts of child abuse.