CLOSINGS: View Closings

Iowa man charged with child endangerment for 2-year-old's death

Doctors said the boy's injuries were consistent with "abusive brain trauma" that wasn't accidental.

Posted: Sep. 10, 2018 8:20 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have charged a Des Moines man with child endangerment over the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Polk County District Court records say 37-year-old Nicholas Rivera is due in court Sept. 17. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

The records show Rivera and the little boy's 18-year-old sister took him to a hospital on May 24. Doctors said the boy's injuries were consistent with "abusive brain trauma" that wasn't accidental, and they noted bruising on the boy's back that may have been caused by fingers.

Police say Rivera and the little boy's sister had been caring for the child when the injuries occurred.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 70°
Albert Lea
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
Austin
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 66°
Rochester
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
Tracking awesome weather into the weekend.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Be on the lookout as motorcycle season is here

Image

Riding horseback across Iowa for a cause

Image

Austin gets big win

Image

2019 Comet Relays

Image

Matthew Hurt announces he will play for Duke

Image

Nashua-Plainfield Girls Golf Results

Image

Church Members Take Part in Annual Cross Walk

Image

Matthew Hurt Commits to Duke University

Image

Hwy 18 Intersection: A Call for Change

Image

People gather for a Good Friday procession

Community Events