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Man arrested after toddler's death


PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -- Portage County Sheriff's Department officials said a man is facing first degree reckless homicide charges after they allege a 2-year old child died after physical abuse.

Officials said they received a 911 call on Wednesday regarding the child having trouble breathing. The child was taken to an area hospital. They say Reymundo Perez, 25, was watching the child at the time of the call. Investigators said the child suffered injuries that appeared to be from physical abuse. They said the child died on Friday.

The child's mother, Beatriz Villa, 21, was arrested on a different charge of physical abuse of a child, but officials said that charge is not related to the death of the child.

Authorities said Reymundo Perez is currently being held at the Portage County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Officials say they are still investigating.

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