Napa woman arrested on child abuse charges

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Napa Police Department Press Release:

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Jacqueline Javar brought a seven week old female infant to the Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room in Vallejo with severe seizures. During the infant’s medical treatment she was found to have significant skull fractures, as well as bone fractures in other areas of her body. Detectives from the Napa Police Department began an investigation into the cause of the victim’s injuries on December 16, 2017, shortly after being contacted by Kaiser Hospital.

Since December 16, 2017, Napa Police Department detectives have interviewed Javar on multiple occasions regarding the injuries to the infant. Doctors involved in the victim’s treatment, as well as medical experts in child abuse, recently determined these injuries were consistent with intentional child abuse. Javar lived with the victim at a residence in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue in the City of Napa when the victim was abused.

The Napa County Child Welfare Department conducted an investigation into this situation in conjunction with the Napa Police Department. The victim has since been released from the hospital and has been placed in custody of Child Welfare Services.

On February 7, 2018 Javar was contacted and met with detectives at the Napa Police Department where she was interviewed. Afterwards Javar was placed under arrest and booked into to the Napa County Department of Corrections.

The investigation is ongoing regarding whether there were other parties involved in the abuse to the victim.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Pete Piersig at 707-257-9514 or ppiersig@cityofnapa.org.You may also text an anonymous tip to the Napa Police Department by texting the word 707NPD and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).

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