Aggravated Child Abuse Arrest

Detectives Arrest Pinellas Park Man for Aggravated Child Abuse

Case #: 22-52087

Release Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Occurred: Monday, July 11, 2022

Where: Private Residence Pinellas Park, FL (withheld per FSS 119).

Victim: 3-month-old male. Per Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1, no
further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

Arrested: Anthony Mazzola 20 years old from Pinellas Park, FL - Charges:
Aggravated Child Abuse.

What: Detectives from the Pinellas Park Police Department arrested
20-year-old, Anthony Mazzola after he injured an infant. The infant was three
months old at the time of the incident.

On July 11, 2022, patrol units and Child Protection Investigators responded to
a local Bay Area hospital for allegations of child abuse. The initial
investigation revealed that the victim sustained six fractured ribs earlier in
the day at a private residence in Pinellas Park FL.

Detectives responded to conduct further investigation into how the injuries
occurred and through their investigation detectives learned that Mazzola was
in the care and custody of the infant when the injuries occurred. Based on
information obtained during the investigation including the medical
examination conducted by medical personnel the injuries sustained by the
victim were consistent with abusive-related trauma which caused the fractured
ribs. The infant remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Mazzola was charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and transported to the
Pinellas County Jail
without incident.

The booking photo of Mazzola is attached.

Released by: Sgt. M. Lynch - Pinellas Park PD


Photo available at
CODE WORD: mediapic

For more information contact:
Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office