Paterson man arrested for allegedly punching one-year-old in the stomach | Paterson Times

Paterson man arrested for allegedly punching one-year-old in the stomach


A city man was arrested for allegedly punching a one-year-old child in the stomach, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jeanandre Desir, 37-year-old, was arrested on Monday in the Bronx, authorities said. He has been charged with second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated assault, three counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of third-degree witness tampering, and two counts of second-degree bribery of a witness.

Detectives began investigating the incident after receiving information from St. Joseph’s University Hospital about a one-year-old child with serious abdominal injury on December 25, 2020.

Detectives interviewed witnesses, including two children. One child told them she hit the one-year-old in the stomach with a hammer. The second child confirmed this account. Both children said the incident happened at their home in Paterson, authorities said.

Upon further investigation, detectives determined Desir allegedly struck the child with a closed fist in the abdominal area. He allegedly tampered with the child witnesses to fabricate their initial report, authorities said.

Detectives were looking for Desir. Between January 8 and February 18, detectives couldn’t find him.

The United States Marshals Service – New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located him in Bronx, New York on Monday. He is pending extradition to New Jersey.

Desir could face decades behind bars if convicted on the charges.

  • Miss jamaica

    Kindly make it decades.
    Anyone that hurt deserve nothing less than life behind bars
    And that includes all the sex predators.
    Prosecutors no plea here.

    • TK Kirkland

      News Flash: This is America not “JAHMAYCAH”…Even the most vile defendants get a plea deal…

      • Miss jamaica

        I am proud Jamaican that love America thank you sir
        I stand by my opinion. Any adult that hurt a child must fry.
        No appeal needed.

        • HankMorgan

          This guy… This is what he said last week: “Death penalty for child molesters..Thanks!“

          • MarquinhoGaucho

            that being said unfortunately he has a point the prosecutors who rather expedite the case get a plea deal which includes a guilt plea, so the prosecutor can get the "W" and move on to the next case. I betting this guy wont have a high priced lawyer so this public defender will push the ple because if it does go to trial there isnt a jury that wont throw the books at him

          • Miss jamaica

            This is the prejudices that we sometimes must deal with to get our point across.
            I only reply to him because he seem to have a problem with me being I am Jamaican.
            My nationality is a issue for him.

            I only hope he knows that we are more alike than we are different.

          • HankMorgan

            He gained a certain amount of notoriety slinging racism, misogyny and homophobia disguised as “humor “ in small dives in the Bronx in the 90s. Now he trolls insignificant websites like this. Pay no attention. That’s all he wants.

          • TK Kirkland

            Says the lifeless bum who comments upon EVERY article slapped on this site lol Eat a Frank…HANK!

          • TK Kirkland

            Your nationality isn’t my problem. I banged plenty of spicy Jamaican women. I even love the over-spiced foods lol My prob (besides your bad grammar…) is your unconstitutional rants. “No plea” ….” Throw away the key” etc etc … You’re not in Jamaica anymore Toto…doesn’t work that way here (fortunately)

          • HankMorgan

            You truly are a disgusting human being.

          • TK Kirkland

            Not more disgusting than “lineage” you came from Old Bean :)

      • bigron

        You need to be banned from here for being a nincompoop.

        • TK Kirkland

          And you need to be slapped…just cause lol I wouldn’t doubt your cabal of “circle jerkers” who comment here are either current/ex city council bums “trying” to control the Patersonian narratives via alt accounts. Pussies lol

          • HankMorgan

            You run into real trouble when you try to sound like you know what you’re talking about.


    Black Lives Matter! They took in $90 million from self loathing White dummies lmfao

  • No Ethics

    This calls for a dose of daily A$$ rapings for Jeanandre.