Man arrested for child abuse in Sierra Vista

Rikki Mitchell

Man arrested for child abuse in Sierra Vista

CREATED Sep. 4, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Police arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged child abuse of a baby under 2-years-old.

Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department tells KGUN9 that Jermaine Steward was charged with child abuse after a baby was taken to the hospital with non-accidental injuries.

Borgstadt says officers were called to the Emergency Department of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and later learned the child's mother found numerous bruises on the child's body after leaving the baby in Steward's care.

Steward was arrested Sunday. He is being held in the Cochise County Jail on a $40,000 bond.