Man Arrested in Case of Nurse Accused of Molesting Baby

Jan 23, 2015 9:21 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say another man has been arrested in the case of a Southern California pediatric nurse accused of sexually abusing his 6-week-old foster child.

The FBI said in a statement that 31-year-old Bartolomeo Bavarella turned himself in to Oceanside Police Thursday, a day after the agency asked for help in finding him.

His arrest stems from the case of 50-year-old Michael William Lutts, a pediatric nurse who received custody of a prematurely born foster baby last year. Charging documents allege Lutts immediately began molesting the boy and shot video and pictures.

The FBI says a search of Lutts' home revealed cellphone messages between him and Bavarella that included directions to Lutts' home and plans to kidnap a girl. The FBI says it then found child pornography in Bavarella's email.

Contact information for attorneys or associates of the men could not be found.


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