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Baby Jericho (age 2), February 13, 2022, Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois: Domestic Violence

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

The news broke February 24, 2022 when the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 8 announced they had arrested Gabriel Gonzalez, 25 for aggravated battery of a child in Neoga, Illinois. According to their press release, about 3:00 pm on February 13, 2022, two-year-old Jericho arrived at a hospital and transported to level 1 trauma hospital for suspected child abuse. During their investigation for allegations of Aggravated Battery of a Child and was believed to have occurred on the 800 block of Walnut Avenue in Neoga, Illinois.

Gonzalez was charged with Aggravated Battery of a Child (Class X Felony) and he was arrested by the Neoga Police Department, now held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $250,000 Bond (10%).

We pray for Jericho's recovery. Thank you to the law enforcement who assisted this little boy to safety and investigated. Domestic Violence is real and affects everyone., Everyone is responsible for our children and their safety.


Court process continues delays. As of August 2022 there has been no Trial set.

We will keep our website updated as more information develops.

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