October 21, 2014
Police were called in to investigate possible child abuse after hospital staff discovered a child suffering from hypothermia and internal injuries.
It happened at 6:20 p.m., Sun.,, police were called to Renown Medical Center on the report of a suspected child abuse. The 3-year-old victim was in a hypothermic state at the time of arrival at the hospital and was suffering internal injuries.
It was soon discovered that the boyfriend of the victim’s mother, 32-year-old Daniel Basham, was the sole person entrusted to care for the child while she was at work.
Police determined Basham was the only one caring for the child at a home on Flagg Drive in Reno at the time of the victim's injuries. He has been charged with child neglect.
The child is currently being treated in the Pediatric ICU at Renown.
Anyone with further information is requested to call: Reno Police Department - Detective Division 334-2115 Secret Witness - 322-4900