THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (TCD) -- A father has been arrested after his 4-year-old daughter was found severely beaten and unconscious Monday.
According to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Thousand Oaks deputies responded to the 4100 block of Lemonberry Place just after 11:30 a.m., where county fire personnel were providing CPR on the juvenile. The Sheriff’s Office said the child had "severe injuries caused by physical child abuse." She was reportedly rushed to the hospital for treatment, where she remains in critical condition.
The father of the victim, Tekquan Alexander, was "arrested for mayhem and felony child abuse," the Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives executed a search warrant at Alexander’s home and discovered an unsecured assault rifle and handgun in his bedroom, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Upon further investigation, authorities reportedly learned that Alexander is prohibited by state law to own firearms. Charges were added for weapon violations.
Alexander was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is being held on $500,000 bail. He was scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday, Dec. 1.