Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday for suspicion of felony child abuse after admitting to sheriff’s detectives he had shaken his girlfriend’s 13-month-old boy, authorities said.

Rodrigo Hernandez was taken into custody at his girlfriend’s home in the 14900 block of Atlantic Avenue in Rancho Dominguez this afternoon.

The child was taken to a hospital Sunday in “extremely critical condition,” said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Amber Smith. The child sustained significant internal injuries and was not breathing when he was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

Detectives saw the visible injuries on the boy, Smith said. They went to the home today where Hernandez lives with his girlfriend and other children, interviewed the girlfriend as well as Hernandez before taking him into custody, Smith said.

Hernandez was held on $100,000 bail.

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