An arrest warrant was issued for Ivan Rosario, 20, of Haverhill, who was accused of shaking and severely injuring his infant daughter.
Police are searching for Rosario after he failed to show up in Salem Superior Court on Monday, the Eagle Tribune reported.
Rosario was charged with assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury in connection with a baby shaking incident on Nov. 10, 2009 involving his baby daughter Yolisse Rivera, who was 3 months old at the time.
The incident took place while Rosario was reportedly watching the baby while her mother prepared her bottle. According to the authorities, to stop the baby’s crying, Rosario allegedly admitted that he picked up the baby, held her over his head and shook her.
He told police he did this several times and the crying stopped, but then the infant’s eyes rolled back into her head and she started having difficulty breathing. They called 911 once the baby’s mother came in from another room.
Rosario was initially held without bail but was freed after a Nov. 24 hearing. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
If you have any information regarding Ivan Rosario’s whereabouts, please call Capt. Alan Ratte at 978-373-1212, ext. 503.
Shaken Baby Accidents
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is an acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a severe form of physical child abuse.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost all SBS victims suffer serious health consequences. In addition, at least one of every four shaken babies dies from injuries associated with this type of child abuse.
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