South Pasadena Police Department | Felony Child Abuse Arrest

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UPDATE 10-12-2022: A GoFundMe page has been established for those who may wish to support the family.


FROM South Pasadena Police Department 10-10-2022:

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On Thursday, September 29, 2022, South Pasadena Police Detectives arrested Christopher Richmond, a 29-year-old resident of South Pasadena, for felony child abuse resulting in life-threatening and long-term injuries to his infant child.

Officers initially responded to a 9-1-1 call of a seven-week-old infant not breathing in the 300 block of Grace Drive at 1:37 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022. The first responding officer arrived at the location and began CPR on the infant, and paramedics from the Fire Department arrived shortly after. The child had been non- responsive for several minutes prior to the arrival of rescue personnel and remained non-responsive.

The child was transported immediately via paramedic ambulance to an area hospital, where lifesaving measures continued. The infant was medically stabilized and remains in critical condition. Detectives immediately opened an investigation into the incident to determine the cause of the medical emergency.

On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one felony child abuse against Richmond. Richmond is scheduled to appear next in Alhambra Superior Court on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the lead investigators, Detective Carlos Pech and Detective Ryan Hang, at or 626-403-7280.