District Attorney Files
12 CHILD ABUSE Felony Charges
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and
San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos
Photo courtesy of San
Diego Union Tribune
UPDATE – Friday, June 29, 2018_ San Bernardino
County Sheriff Deputy /PIO Cindy Bachman
Friday, June 29, 2018, Crimes Against Children Investigators met with the
Deputy District Attorney to review this case. Subsequently, the District
Attorney’s Office filed 12 felony counts; six counts of Willful Cruelty to a Child and six counts of Inflict Great Bodily Injury on a Child under five years of age.
An arrest warrant was issued for Jason Wenker with a bail amount of $750,000.
The Specialized Enforcement Detail of
the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, made contact with Wenker at a
relative’s home in Perris and he was arrested without incident.
Wenker is in custody at Central Detention Center and is expected to be
arraigned on Monday, July 2, 2018 in San Bernardino Superior Court.
June 25, 2018, the victim was transported via ambulance from Beaver
Medical Group in Redlands to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) for a
skull fracture. During a medical examination at LLUMC, forensic pediatricians
found numerous other injuries to the victim, many of them in different stages
All of the victim’s
injuries were consistent with suspected child abuse. The victim is currently
hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit.
Investigators determined the three-month-old victim resides in Loma Linda with
her father, Jason Wenker.
Following an extensive investigation and collaboration with Forensic
Pediatricians from LLUMC, Wenker was arrested on June 26, 2018. He was booked
at Central Detention Center for Willful Cruelty to a Child and bail was set for
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Wenker posted bail and was released pending future
Jason Wenker In Custody - bail set at $750k
Anyone with information
is urged to contact the
Specialized Investigation Division
Crimes Against Children Detail
Deputy Brian Arias (909) 387-3615.
Callers wishing to
remain anonymous are urged to call the
We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME
(27463) or www.wetip.com
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