The victim’s mother left him in the care of her boyfriend, 23-year-old Quindel Antwan Pigatt. Pigatt called his girlfriend while she was at work and told her that her son had fallen from a step but was going to be okay. When the woman got home after leaving early to check on her son, she found her son in severe distress with a bump on his left hip.
The mother took her child to the emergency room and he was then transferred to another hospital. A CT scan was conducted, where it was determined that the child suffered eight fractured ribs and internal bleeding in his chest. He suffered a lacerated liver and a variety of other injuries as well.
Police arrested Pigatt for aggravated child abuse. He is being held in prison at this time and Children and Families has opened an investigation into the matter.
Miami Gardens Aggravated Child Abuse LawsAbuse, no matter on what level, is always a serious crime when it happens against a child. However, aggravated child abuse is an even more severe crime, given the fact that it tends to bring the worst injuries. In most cases, aggravated child abuse charges will bring many years in prison, as these are considered to be some of the most aggressive crimes against children in Florida.
If you live around the Miami area and beyond and you have been charged with a child abuse crime, you have rights under Florida law. Hiring an experienced defense attorney from the start can help you obtain the results you deserve if you are facing one of these serious crimes. There are many defenses you are able to bring that will help you gain results during one of the most difficult times of your life. You deserve a fair trial and we will aim to ensure that your legal rights are protected every step of the way at Musca Law. Call us for more information at (800) 687-2252.
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