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      Harlingen child abuse suspect was out on probation at time of arrest

      East Adams Street home where Baby Adam Noah Bravo was fatally beaten. // File Photo

      A man jailed for failing to stop the fatal beating of an 11-month-old Harlingen baby was out on probation at the time of his arrest.

      Harlingen police arrested 29-year-old Jesus Gonzalez on an injury to a child charge last week.

      The Harlingen man is accused for knowing about the abuse of Baby Adam Noah Bravo and not doing anything to stop it or report it.

      Baby Adam died from acute blunt force trauma to the head on Friday evening.

      Police are blaming his mother Barbara Bravo for the fatal blows to the 11-month-old baby.

      But an Action 4 News investigation reveals that Gonzalez was out on probation at the time of his arrest.

      Harlingen police arrested Gonzalez for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl back in August 2010.

      The Cameron County District Attorney TMs Office did not return calls or emails for comment.

      But court records show that Gonzalez was later indicted for indecency with a child in May 2011 but that the charge was dismissed in January 2012.

      The dismissal came a couple weeks after Gonzalez pleaded guilty to an enticing a child charge.

      A judge overseeing the enticing a child case gave Gonzalez five years deferred adjudication.

      Court records show that Gonzalez had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated.