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Release Number: 18-702
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- October 3, 2018
- Contact Person:
- Public Affairs Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Abuse Arrest
The victim was struck several times.
- September 21, 2018
- Time: 5:00 PM
- Sunshine Youth Services Detention Facility
- 9502 Columbus Drive East
8025 Terrace Ridge Drive
Temple Terrace, FL
Charge: Child Abuse
A staff member at a youth detention center in Tampa was arrested for child abuse on Monday.
Just before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 21, a verbal altercation broke out between two juvenile residents at the Sunshine Youth Services Detention Facility, located at 9502 Columbus Drive East in Tampa. Caregiver Jimmy Nunez, 30, attempted to assist another staff member de-escalate the argument by grabbing a 16-year-old male juvenile around his upper body and pulling him to the ground.
Nunez straddled the juvenile and struck him in his right torso with a closed fist. The juvenile victim suffered bruising and soreness to his ribs, but no permanent injury.
Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident. The incident was witnessed by other staff and residents of the facility. As a result, Nunez was arrested on Monday, October 1, and charged with one count of child abuse