A 35-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started from a call to the Department of Children Services advising that Antonio Moreno-Martinez had abused a small child that he was with after becoming angry. While we cannot release details of who that child was, we can say he is not related to the child.
In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got involved in the case.
Moreno-Martinez will be in court this March. The suspect will not be released on bond because an ICE detainer has been placed against him.
What is an ICE Detainer:
You have likely heard on past WGNS news stories, an ICE detainer is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer.” An immigration detainer is a notice that the Department of Homeland Security issues to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to inform them that the immigration enforcement agency intends to assume custody of an individual that is currently in local law enforcement’s custody.
According to the immigration enforcement service, detainers are critical for ICE to be able to identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens who are currently in federal, state or local custody.
MPD Arrest Report #14-3194
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement