Eduar E. Guzman-Cruz, 24, arrested after 3-month-old suffered serious brain injury

Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown man after finding he physically abused his 3-month-old daughter.

The investigation began on May 27 at noon, when troopers were dispatched to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for a possible child abuse case. Eduar E. Guzman-Cruz, 24, brought his daughter to the emergency room due to abnormal behavior, and it was determined that the child suffered a serious brain injury. She was subsequently transported to the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital. 

On May 31, detectives were advised that the injuries to the baby were catastrophic and significant to the extent that they were life-threatening. It was determined that the baby suffered an acute injury consistent with abusive head trauma and child physical abuse immediately prior to her admission to the hospital.

A warrant was obtained and Guzman-Cruz was arrested on Tuesday, June 5, for first-degree child abuse recklessly/intentionally causes serious physical injury to a child. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash-only bond and issued a no-contact order for both the victim and his 2-year-old daughter.