Couple Arrested for Child Abuse in Visalia

VISALIA – A man and woman were arrested in connection to the severe physical abuse of a 3-year-old boy.

Trevor Bishop, 30

The Visalia Police Department arrested 30-year-old Trevor Bishop after he turned himself in to police officers. He has been accused of beating his girlfriend Desie Horton’s son last week. Bishop and Horton had been dating for six months when the alleged incident had happened.

After the boy was hit, he began acting lethargic so Bishop tried to cheer him up with a physical activity. Police said this made the boy’s brain and head injury worse. The child was taken to the urgent care clinic at Kaweah Delta in Visalia and later transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he is listed in a coma in critical condition.

Horton, 29, was arrested the same day Bishop turned himself in to police. Authorities say that through their investigation they concluded that Horton neglected to protect her son from Bishop.

Bishop has been charged with one count of child abuse causing paralysis or a comatose state, and two counts of child abuse with special allegations that the abuse caused injury to a child under 5, and resulted in the injury to the brain. Bishop faces a life sentence for the first count and 12 years in prison for the additional counts if convicted.

Horton is facing felony child abuse charges for failing to protect her son and could face up to six years in prison.

Bishop is also facing DUI charges and driving with a suspended license in Siskiyou County.

Read More:

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Couple Arrested for Child Abuse in Visalia was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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  1. Lizzie Crookham
    Lizzie Crookham 23 February, 2014, 13:22

    I hope the mother and Trevor rot in jail for the murder of this innocent child. Jimmy died at the hands his mother and Trevor. They BOTH knew and hid the continued abuse. The heart ache this has caused our family is beyond comprehension.

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  2. Danielle Selleck
    Danielle Selleck 23 April, 2014, 21:51

    Praying for justice.! No child should have to endure abuse whether physical or emotional.

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  3. jason
    jason 25 December, 2014, 20:25

    I was beat within inches of my life and punched thrown through a wall and knocked out repeatedly by this man..I hope he gets life in prison.

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  4. Juanita Lackey
    Juanita Lackey 5 February, 2015, 18:50

    I saw Desi repeatedly hit Jimmy when he did not want to go home with her.

    Jimmy usually always wore a smile. May the angels watch over him

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  5. Phil Thompson
    Phil Thompson 9 April, 2015, 21:38

    If you saw her hit him repeatedly, why didn’t you do something to stop it or call CPS or the police? You are just as guilty as she is.

    Reply this comment

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