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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:               June 10, 2014/2:10 p.m.

Incident:                   Second Suspect Arrested in Child Abuse Investigation

Location:                  8600 block of Palomar Avenue, Yucca Valley

Suspect(s):               Christopher Robert Reed, age 27; Hannah Thompson both of Yucca Valley

Victim(s):                  5 year old male of Yucca Valley


On Sunday, May 18, 2014, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to Hannah Thompson and Christopher Reed’s residence in Yucca Valley with Fire Department personnel after Thompson called 911 to report that her boyfriend’s five year old son fell from a stool at the home. The victim sustained significant head injuries and was airlifted to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Medical personnel believed the injuries to be suspicious for child abuse.


Morongo Basin Station personnel notified the Crimes Against Children Detail, who assumed the investigation.


On Thursday, May 22, 2014, Thompson was arrested for PC 273ab(b) - Child Abuse Causing Coma. She was booked at the Central Detention Center and is being held on $500,000 bail. On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Reed was arrested for PC 273a(a) – Child Abuse/Neglect. He was booked at the Central Detention Center and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Refer:         Detective Jason Frey

Station:      Specialized Investigations Division - Crimes Against Detail

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3615

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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