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Judge: Man Accused of Beating Baby at San Jacinto Daycare Must Stand Trial

Tyreece Washington was arrested last June, after sheriff's officials said he had seriously injured an 8-month-old boy in his family's care.

Tyreece Washington. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Tyreece Washington. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

A San Jacinto daycare worker accused of beating an 8- month-old boy, causing serious injuries, must stand trial for child abuse, a judge ruled this week.

Tyreece E. Washington, 25, could face a dozen years behind bars if convicted of a June assault at his mother's daycare facility.

Following a preliminary hearing at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Dennis McConaghy found there was sufficient evidence to bound the defendant over for trial on the abuse count, as well as a sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegation.

McConaghy scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment in the case for March 7. Washington remains free on an $85,000 bond.

The alleged assault occurred last June 19 at Washington Family Child Care in the 1100 block of Lee Ann Circle, near Palm Avenue.

Prosecutors said Washington was one of several family members who helped out at the facility, which was run out of the defendant's mother's house.

Washington was left to supervise the victim while his mother attended to the five to 10 other children for whom she cared on a regular basis, according to the District Attorney's Office. The defendant allegedly struck the infant, causing rib fractures and skull injuries.

It was the third time the tot had been left at the daycare facility. After the baby's mother discovered bruises, she contacted the sheriff's department.

Washington was questioned by detectives, culminating in his arrest.

According to the D.A.'s office, it's too soon to tell whether the tot's injuries may have resulted in permanent damage.

The operational status of the daycare facility could not immediately be confirmed.


– City News Service.

LBV Collins February 21, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Holy crap... every parent's nightmare. Glad the mother discovered the injuries and contacted authorities. My best wishes that the toddler fully recovers.
Alek J Hidell February 21, 2014 at 07:13 PM
Dumping her child on strangers. This facility should be closed forever and the license to operate revoked.
Libi Uremovic February 21, 2014 at 08:31 PM
'...Washington was one of several family members who helped out at the facility, which was run out of the defendant's mother's house....' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- that answers the question of who would hire that guy to work in a daycare center...???
Libi Uremovic February 21, 2014 at 08:35 PM
'...Dumping her child on strangers....' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ the boomers invented 'quality time' and never took care of their kids....kids today don't know any better ... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- i understand that poor people have to do what they have to do to survive, but i've never understood why anyone with money or options would leave their kids with strangers ....
Midsummer February 22, 2014 at 03:02 PM
My heart just breaks for the poor moms who have to leave their kids with strangers because they have to work. God help them. And God smite the devils who hurt children.
desertpatriot February 22, 2014 at 08:34 PM
the first red flag would be the perp's name 'tyreece'. ooooooh boy, that spells trouble
tony giron February 23, 2014 at 02:09 PM
I hope they lock up this ...hole and I hope they close this daycare down. My preys to the little baby. Hope he or she all right.
Sherry February 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM
the punishment should fit the crime.. beat the guy until he is seriously injured and leave him in a cell to recover on his own..end of story. If you do unto the doer what he has done.. maybe there would be less crime.

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