Police arrest man for infant child abuse in East Providence

Police arrest man for infant child abuse in East Providence

Ryan Enos

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police announced Monday morning, Aug. 25, the arrest of parents on charges related to the abuse of an infant in city on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Tanya Visinho
Tanya Visinho
Ryan Enos, 19, of Dighton, Mass., is charged with first degree child abuse, which is a felony. Tanya Visinho, 19, of 97 Summit St., East Providence, is charged with obstruction of justice for conspiring with Mr. Enos to cover up the alleged abuse.

The 23-day-old male infant child of the couple is alleged to have sustained bruising to the chest, thigh, buttocks and scrotum as a “direct result of being struck” by Mr. Enos, according to the report of EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier.

Ms. Visinho is alleged to have attempted to cover up the abuses of Mr. Enos and instead put blame on her mother, the grandmother of the child.

Updated, 2:45 p.m., August 25: Reached for additional details, Capt. Frazier said Ms. Visinho, growing increasingly concerned with her child’s injuries, took the infant to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for care.

It was there that hospital officials decided to contact East Providence Police. The child remained in hospital as of Monday and will be placed into the custody of the Department of Children, Youth and Families upon release.