Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
January 21, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigation in Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction, IOWA -- On January 19, 2015, the Columbus Junction Police Department received information of injuries to a four month old child.  The child was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital where she is being treated for severe head trauma and remains in critical condition.  

The Iowa of Division of Criminal Investigation was asked to assist in the investigation.  On January 20th, 2015, a search warrant was executed at the residence of Oscar Jimenez, the father of the child.   During the evening hours of January 20th, Oscar Jimenez was arrested for one (1) count of Multiple Acts of Child Endangerment, under Iowa Code 726.6A.  This is a class B felony and carries a maximum sentence of fifty (50) years.

This is a joint criminal investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Columbus Junction Police Department, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Human Services, Louisa County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.  

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge, Richard Rahn at (563) 370-5109.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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