Crime

Rock Hill mother arrested after baby left alone, bruising found on child

Gonzalez-Garcia
Gonzalez-Garcia Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill woman was arrested after her mother reported that the suspect’s 6-month-old daughter had been left home alone and had bruising and bite marks on her leg, according to Rock Hill Police.

Fabiola Marie Gonzalez-Garcia, 19, of Patriot Parkway in Rock Hill, was arrested Monday and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, police say. She was placed in the Rock Hill city jail, and was released after posting $10,500 bond.

The incident was first reported in September after a woman said she noticed several bruises and marks on her granddaughter, according to a police report. The woman said she asked Gonzalez-Garcia about the injuries, and Gonzalez-Garcia told her “they had grabbed the child in the tub when she was slipping.”

Officers saw what appeared to be bruising on the inside of the child’s right thigh and “what appeared to be bite marks” on the same thigh, police said.

The complainant told officers she found the child home alone on Sept. 25, that Gonzalez-Garcia’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Diego Solorio, was supposed to be watching the girl; however, Solorio reportedly returned home after the complainant arrived at the home.

Solorio told police he left the home about 6:20 p.m. that day to go to a gas station on Cherry Road, and that he locked the door because the child was asleep in her bed.

When asked where the bruises and marks came from, Solorio said the girl was “slippery” in the bathtub and he had to catch her when she slipped, the report states. Gonzalez-Garcia said they took the child to a doctor about the marks but she could not provide a doctor’s name, date or location for the visit.

Gonzalez-Garcia left the country when police began their investigation, according to Mark Bollinger, a Rock Hill Police spokesman. She returned to York County for a family court hearing Monday and was apprehended by law enforcement.

Solorio remains incarcerated in the York County detention center and faces additional charges connected with other cases.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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