RENO, NV (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - Justin Robinson, 25, and Lorena Vizina, 23, were arrested and charged with Child Neglect and Abuse on Monday. According to documents filed at Reno Justice Court, Robinson and Vizina told police they had smoked heroin in front of their one year old daughter at their apartment in Reno on Saturday.
In the documents, Vizina says she left for her shift at a local escort service and left the baby with her boyfriend. Robinson told police he stepped away from the living room where he had left the child for a few minutes and when he returned, he discovered a white powdery substance dissolved in the infant’s mouth.
Police say Robinson admitted he watched the infant for 45 minutes before taking her to a family member’s house. At that point, the baby was "unresponsive, [with] blue tinted skin and lips."
Sgt. Gerald Rhodes with Reno Police's Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Department says Robinson then took the baby to the hospital where she has been on life support. "Now she is breathing on her own. We're hoping she recovers completely," said Rhodes.
Schiller says Child Protective Services is investigating to determine where to place the child that will be least traumatic. He says it will either be with family members or foster care. "Parents, that's a law enforcement issue. But in terms of a child, our initial response is keep the child safe," said Schiller.