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.


SUMMARY:  Monday, 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 of healing.

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 $100,000. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Wenker posted bail and was released pending future court proceedings.


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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