HONOLULU (KHON2) — An emergency room doctor was examining an infant, when they realized it was suffering from serious injuries, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

The three-year-old was initially brought into a local hospital for seizures on Monday, Nov. 14, police officials said.

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The suspect, Nainoa Ellis-Noa was indicted on suspicion of assaulting a three-year-old boy.

Court documents say Ellis-Noa was indicted with:

  • first-degree assault
  • second-degree assault
  • abuse of family member and household members

According to officials, police responded to a home in Ocean View to investigate an unresponsive boy.

The toddler was flown from the Big Island to Oahu Kapiolani Medical Center in critical condition.

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Court documents say that Ellis Noa is being accused of hitting the child with a belt. Prosecutors also described that the boy was allegedly hit in the face or head by Ellis-Noas hands in a “karate chop” motion.
A bench warrant is out for his arrest, according to officials.