Arrests in Sexual Assault of Baby Girl
February 4, 2005 -- Charges
have been filed against a man and woman in connection with injuries
sustained to their six-month-old daughter at the family's home
in the 1000 block of Gargan.
The suspects, Ivan Castaneda (H/m, DOB 6-23-83)
and Donna Marie Norman (w/f,
DOB 10-13-85), are each charged with injury to a child - serious
bodily injury in the 338th State District Court.
The baby is in critical condition at Texas Children's
Hospital with multiple internal and external injuries throughout
Houston Police Juvenile Division Sergeant R.
Upton of the Sex Crimes Unit reported:
Castaneda and Norman are the biological parents
of the victim and had taken the baby to Doctors Hospital-Parkway
on Wednesday (Feb. 2). Medical staff there called for an ambulance
to transfer the baby to Texas Children's Hospital due to the injuries
observed to the infant. Investigators questioned and detained
the suspects, who said they had care, custody and control of the
baby during the time the injuries occurred.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.