Man arrested after child abuse complaint


A child abuse complaint has led to the arrest of a man accused of aggravated assault.

Alfred Fred was charged with aggravated assault with the special allegation of use of a deadly weapon, family violence, child abuse, and arson. He was booked and confined.

Police say that the minor girl sustained an inch-long laceration to her left eyebrow during the altercation. The injury prompted school officials to file a child abuse report.

Court documents state Fred allegedly pushed the child, causing her to fall and hit her head on a table.

When police investigated the injury, they discovered that the child was not the only one assaulted by Fred.

Police say that the girl’s seven-year-old brother was also abused. Fred allegedly picked up the boy and threw him at his mother during the altercation.

As the mother held her son on the floor, Fred came from behind and punched her repeatedly on her upper back with clenched fists. She had a number of black and blue bruises on her upper back, 3 to 4 inches in diameter.

According to court documents, Fred allegedly retrieved a baseball bat and attempted to hit the children’s mother but a witness was able to take away the weapon.

Court documents state that while medics were transporting the female minor to the hospital for treatment, Fred picked up a rock and attempted to strike the mother but missed.

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.